vin diesel, fast 8, fast and furious 8, fast and furious, furious 8New details have emerged about the upcoming eighth installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, including its official name, and confirmation of one of the flick's main settings.

Vin Diesel debuted a new teaser poster for the film on Instagram over the weekend, which confirms both the flick's new name -- "Fast 8" -- and that it will be set (at least partially) in New York City. The image also features the tagline, "New Roads Ahead."

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That line coincides with the flick's position as the start of a new "Fast" trilogy, one that will purportedly bring the entire series to an end after 10 total films. It's also fitting as "Fast 8" will also be the first film in the franchise made entirely without original star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash during a break in the filming of "Furious 7," and whose role in that movie had to be completed through a combination of stand-ins (including his lookalike brothers) and CGI magic.

"Fast 8" is currently slated to open on April 14, 2017. (The new poster lists the release date simply as April 2017; it's unclear if the exact date has changed.)

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