and Furious 9 Will Be Filming in Krabi Thailand
Cars to be used in
the filming of Fast and Furious 9 have arrived in Krabi.
An auto parts supply firm in Krabi, with some knowledge of the
production schedule for the film, posted photos of some of the
vehicles likely to be used when filming starts next month.
The producers said
the production is spending Bt340 million in Krabi, Phang Ngan
and Phuket, using Thai crews as support.
manager Piya Pestonji last week met Kitibadee Prawit, the
governor of Krabi, to discuss logistics with the Tourism
Authority of Thailand boss in Krabi, Apichai Aranyik.
The Krabi governor
has said the film is hoped to be a “great advertisement for the
nature, culture and history of the kingdom”. The governor has
probably not seen the other films which showcase illegal street
racing, dangerous driving and criminal activity conducted by the
“heroes”. Tony Jaa, the Thai action star, appeared in Fast and
Furious 7, taking on Paul Walker.
The head of the Krabi
Tourism Authority said that filming of "The Fast and the Furious
9" will be great news for his province.
Apichai Aranyik said such a high profile movie with such well
known actors will showcase Krabi all over the world.
He said that the producers of the film chose Krabi for its great
natural scenery and limestone cliffs.
He asked Thais to be good hosts and co-operate with the filming.
He warned people not to take their own films and break copyright
Thai Rath reported that equipment such as cars and big bikes was
pouring into the province and that two old factories - one a
mill and one a rubber processing plant - were being used as
storage facilities and places where some scenes will be filmed.
The scenic Ban Nai Sa - Khao Thong Road will be used for
filming. Thai Rath said that road users will not be overly
inconvenienced as they will use a diversion during filming.
Filming throughout most of next month will also take place in
Phuket, Phangnga and Surat Thani.
Source: Thai Rath