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Noelene Clark
April 27, 2016 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Fast & Furious fans, start your engines. Filming for the eighth installment in the franchise is underway in Cuba.

The series’ official Twitter account announced the start of production with a video in which director F. Gary Gray is flanked by a group of women, who say in unison, “Fast & Furious, welcome to Cuba!”

News of Universal Pictures’ plans to shoot in Cuba came in January, about a year after the country and the U.S. began normalizing diplomatic relations. The production will also film in New York, and the franchise has previously filmed in such exotic locales as Dubai, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro.

Returning star Vin Diesel has said Fast 8, which is due in theaters April 14, 2017, will be the first film in a trilogy, with the ninth and 10th installments planned for 2019 and 2021.

See the production announcement video above.

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