fast and furious 9 writer

The Fast and Furious franchise has tapped a new writer to steer the action franchise. For the first time since 2006, Universal has hired a new screenwriter to pen a film in the series. Up-and-coming screenwriter Daniel Casey, who penned the upcoming sci-fi thriller Kin, is the new Fast and Furious 9 writer and will script the sequel helmed by Justin Lin.

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One of the most important members of the Fast and Furious #family members is sliding back into the director’s chair. According to franchise star Vin Diesel, both Fast 9 and Fast 10 will be helmed by none other than director Justin Lin, the man who previously directed The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious, Fast Five, and Fast and Furious 6. Plus, Diesel teases a “long overdue” location that the team will be visiting in the sequel.  Read More »

Dwayne Johnson Fast and Furious 9

The Candy Ass Saga continues. The bad blood between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel is apparently so palpable that there’s a chance Johnson might be done with the main Fast & Furious franchise. Johnson is currently working on the Fast & Furious spin-off co-starring Jason Statham, but when asked if he might return for Furious 9, Johnson says he’s “not quite sure.”

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There may have been some behind-the-scenes conflicts within the Fast and Furious franchise lately, but Vin Diesel is eager to recapture what initially made that family tick.

That means bringing back Justin Lin, the director who revitalized the Fast and Furious series and transformed it into the high-octane heist series it is today. Also along for the ride: original cast member Jordana Brewster, who disappeared from the series after 2015’s Furious 7.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jackie Chan confirms Rush Hour 4 is in development.
  • Justin Lin may direct Fast and Furious 9.
  • T2 villain Robert Patrick says he would return in Terminator 6.
  • Director Kevin Smith starts scouting for the Jay and Silent Bob reboot.
  • And more!

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Tyrese blames The Rock for Fast 9 delay

Well, it’s official: there’s more beef in the Fast & Furious family than you’ll find at a butcher shop.

First, there was the feud between franchise producer/star Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson on the set of The Fate of the Furious. Tyrese Gibson, who plays the fast-talking Roman Pearce, has set his sights on The Rock in a new Instagram post in which he blames the movie star for the recent delay of Fast 9.
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The next Fast and Furious is going to take its sweet time zooming into theaters.

Universal Pictures is reorganizing its movie slate with a push for 2020, with the Fast and Furious 9 release date getting moved back from 2019 to Easter 2020 while Trolls 2 gets an earlier date from its original spring 2020 release.

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Fast and Furious 9 director

Earlier this week, we wrote about how there’s a chance The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray might not return for the upcoming Fast 9. But this is one of Universal’s biggest moneymakers, so somebody has to take on the tremendous challenge of leading the massive production as the series barrels toward its planned ending. Who could successfully shoulder the weight of a long-running film franchise yet still deliver an entertaining spectacle in a quick and efficient manner? I’ve come up with 10 filmmakers I think are up to the task, so read on for my list of who could be the Fast and Furious 9 director.
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Are We Getting a Fast and Furious Outer Space Future?

The fate of the Fast and Furious franchise is uncertain. While the once-scrappy street car racing films have turned into globe-trotting action movie phenomenons that rake in billions at the box office, the series may be facing some changes behind the scenes.

Director F. Gary Gray, who took the wheel for Fate of the Furious after Justin Lin and James Wan had ushered the series into blockbuster territory, has expressed reservations about returning to the franchise. This arrives on top of Michelle Rodriguez threatening to leave the series over the treatment of its female characters, casting a shadow over the films — even as stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson supposedly put aside their “candy ass” feud. But there’s one silver lining: Gray is not opposed to finally taking Fast and Furious to outer space.

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The Fast and Furious movies have been paragons for diversity in action blockbusters, boasting a multiracial cast of Hispanic, black, and Asian characters long before superhero franchises caught on. It was in part thanks to the films’ street-racing roots in the Latino community, and in part due to star Vin Diesel‘s insistence on working with only diverse casts. But despite all the franchise’s progress, it’s still got a women problem.

A women problem that female lead Michelle Rodriguez is calling out. Although she’s had her fair share of car stunts and fight scenes, Rodriguez is still the only woman who has stuck with the male-heavy franchise since the beginning, and now, she’s threatening to leave if she and the other female characters aren’t given better parts.

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