Fast and Furious 10, or rather Fast X, is currently underway… But everything is obviously not going as planned: the director has just announced his departure, while remaining involved in another role.
False departure for Fast X
The Fast & Furious saga owes Justin Lee enormously, it is not a little to say. The director completely transformed the franchise: Tokyo Drift, but also and above all the fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth films were piloted by him. It is in particular with them that the blockbuster dimension has taken off, allowing the brand to tu the summits of the box office.
In short, Justin Lee is important for Fast & Furious. Especially since he is in the realization of Fast X… or rather was: the director has just announced his withdrawal in a public message , broadcast on Twitter. A surprising departure, especially when you know that the shooting started last week.
With the support of Universal, I made the difficult decision to withdraw as director of Fast X, while remaining on the project as a producer. In ten years and five feature films, we have been able to film the best players, the best waterfalls and the best car prosecutions.
From a personal point of view, as as the asian immigrants, I am proud to have contributed to the creation of the most diverse franchise in the history of cinema. I will always be grateful to the incredible team of actors, the team and the studio for their support, and for welcoming me to the Fast family. “
Vin Diesel to take up the torch?
It is not said precisely why Justin Lee has left his role as director (but who will remain in production), but sources close to the file affirm that this departure would be due to “creative differences”. There A little bit, producer Neal H. Moritz explained just wanting a homecoming for new films, so as to _ “bring back a little realism and make the films less eccentric” _.
Inevitably, the question of the new director arises: who will replace Justin Lee, while the shooting is currently in full swing? No answer has yet been given but the first looks naturally turn to Vin Diesel : very involved in the concocion of fast, he also produced Los Bandoleros – a short film Fast & Furious released in 2009 – as well as Multi-Facial and Strays, respectively in 1995 and 1997. We imagine that if the thing materializes, we should not delay in having news.
Let us remember that Fast X will be released in the cinema on May 24, 2023, in France. and always with a huge casting: wine diesel therefore, but also and Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodrigues… and a good part of The usual clique. But without Dwayne Johnson, nor Jason Statham!
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4 minutes ago
The director is Justin Lin and not Justin Lee!
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