‘Fast and Furious 10’ is left without a director in the middle of its recordings


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Just a few days ago it had been announced that the next film in the Vin Diesel franchise had started recording, and they shared a logo, as well as some photographs of Charlize Theron on the film set. Now, Justin Lin, director of ‘Fast and Furious 10’ has left the production.

According to information from Deadline, Justin Lin, director of ‘Fast and Furious 10’, and other installments of the saga, has abandoned the direction of the next film due to creative differences with Universal Pictures. However, he will remain as the producer of the action movie.

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It is striking that just a few days after the recording of ‘Fast X’, the official title of the next film in the action franchise, began, Justin Lin has left office. In this regard, the director gave a statement retrieved by the same portal, where he explained the reasons for his resignation.

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With the support of Universal, I made the difficult decision to step down as director of Fast X, while remaining on the project as producer.

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The filmmaker added: “For 10 years and five movies, we’ve been able to shoot with the best actors, the best stunts and the best car chases.” The production of ‘Fast and Furious 10’ will continue as before, although under the supervision of another work unit.

Who will be the new director of ‘Fast and Furious 10’?

The portal assures that at some point the activities of “Fast and Furious 10” will be suspended until they find a new director to continue with the recordings, and according to the information, Universal already has some names in mind that could replace the work of Justin Lin in the saga.

Reports from The Hollywood Reporter assure that two names have already been nominated internally, the first is David Leitch, who already worked on the saga with ‘Fast and Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’ and ‘Deadpool 2’. And the second is also an old acquaintance of the saga, F. Gary Gray, who worked on the fourth film, as well as ‘Men in Black: International’.

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The latter would be the one with a less busy schedule, and therefore Universal’s first choice. Although at the moment no details were given of when they will make the new director official, and if ‘Fast and Furious 10’ will again suffer a delay that moves it from May 2023.

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