'Furious 8' confirmed: Vin Diesel announces April 2017 release date

LOS ANGELES -- An eighth "Fast and Furious" film is coming your way.

"Furious 8" will hit theaters on April 14, 2017. Star Vin Diesel made the announcement during Universal's presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Thursday.

"We're going to make the best movie you've ever seen," Diesel told the audience.

"This was a very personal movie and the stakes are very personal. We really love each other, we really are a family. We felt that in the movie," Diesel said, after a highlight reel of the "Fast & Furious" movies.

"It's hard for me to even watch that clip and come out here without being emotional. But most importantly, I mean it from the bottom of my heart, that you guys, you help us make this special."

The film's plot hasn't been revealed, and there's no word if other franchise veterans will return.

The announcement comes as the latest franchise movie, "Furious 7," passed the $1 billion mark in global box office sales.
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