With Fast and Furious 5 being filmed in Puerto Rico and 6 being primarily recorded in England, new director James Wan was in need of a new, yet exhilarating setting. For months after the initial announcement of the project, questions remained unanswered as to whether Dwayne Johnson would return and where the new setting would be. Now, Johnson’s return has been confirmed, filming has begun and there is a tentative release date for July 2014.
In the past few days filming has taken place in various parts of Atlanta, including the Historic Oakland Cemetery, Centennial Park, and the Gwinnett Detention Center. The movie will feature a scene at a gravesite in the Oakland Cemetery where they have used various cars, such as a matte grey Maserati and several black Town cars, limousines and hearses. In addition, there were several motorcycles spotted on the scene.
In choosing Atlanta as the primary filming location over Dubai, most jail scenes will come from the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Although there is a second team filming on closed roads in Colorado, the primary team is shooting various high-speed car action scenes in Gwinnett County, Ga.