Entertainment 'Furious 8' to be released in 2017 Vin Diesel at the premiere Universal's "Fast & Furious" at Universal CityWalk Theaters in Universal City, Calif. (March 12, 2009) Photo Credit: Getty Images By NEWSDAY.COM STAFF April 25, 2015 10:41 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email After the massive success of the recently released "Furious 7," which The Hollywood Reporter says has earned more than $1.1 billion around the world, yet another sequel is slated for theaters. Star Vin Diesel announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week that the eighth part of the series will be released on April 14, 2017, multiple media outlets report. This is the first installment of the "Fast and Furious" franchise that will be completely shot after actor Paul Walker, an integral part of the series, died in a fiery car crash in 2013. By NEWSDAY.COM STAFF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.