Exclusive: Charlize Theron & Vin Diesel Fast 8 Tactical Concept Art

Exclusive: Fate of the Furious Concept art for Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Cipher (Charlize Theron) by Christian Cordella.

With each new installment in Universal's global mega franchise, Fast & Furious, the genre shifts more towards guns and military tasks and away from "racing." This year's billion dollar box office juggernaut and the franchise's eighth installment, The Fate of the Furious, is certainly no different.

In this one, Fast 8 or F8 ("Fate"), poster boy Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is forced to work for the new series villain known as Cipher (Charlize Theron) - a cyber hacker who just wants to control the world. And that means, Dom has to battle his crew as Fate of the Furious doubles down on the themes of family. And that's where the government comes in and everyone suits up with military weapons, vehicles, and gear on both sides. Hence the trailers depicting Dom wearing some cool armor.

Artist Christian Cordella and costumer designer Marlene Stewart worked on some of the concepts for this new look and we have a pair of exclusive images below depicting Cipher and Dom's tactical attire.

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Costume designer Marlene Stewart has been in the industry suiting up stars across a variety of genres from decades. These tactical outfits the antagonist faction in Fate of the Furious wear are different than her other recent work, her most comparable project possibly being 1994's True Lies. Stewart has worked as costume designer designing military outfits in Tears of the Sun and Tropic Thunder, historical/fantasy attire in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and sci-fi garb for films including Terminator 2, Oblivion and Allegiant. She can do it all!

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On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious. Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.

Art by Christian Cordella.

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