As India gears up this week for the release of the 8th instalment of the Fast & The Furious franchise two days ahead of its global release news comes of Universal Pictures, the film’s Indian distributors, with an unprecedented number of screens and show.
More importantly, The Fate Of The Furious is the first Hollywood film to be dubbed into Kannada.
Says a source, “Normally, all the big Hollywood films, and that includes all the previous seven installments of Fast & Furious were dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. This is the first international film to be dubbed in Kannada.”
Interestingly Karnataka does not allow films from other languages to be dubbed into Kannada. It remains to be seen how the Karnataka populace responds to this provocative linguistic stimulus.
The Fate of the Furious (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 8 and Fast 8, and often stylized as F8) is a 2017 American action filmdirected by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. It is the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise and stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.
The Fate of the Furious marks the first film of the franchise since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) not to star Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle crash on November 30, 2013, in the middle of production of Furious 7 (2015).
The film premiered on April 4, 2017 in Berlin and will be released in the United States on April 14, 2017. The film will be released in 3D,IMAX 3D and 4DX internationally.
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