‘Fast and the Furious‘ fans hang on to your seats. Justin Lin is not coming back to direct the 7th installment of the blockbuster franchise. Universal wanted the new film out in the summer of 2014 and with post going on with F&F 6 right now and Lin directing the last four movies, he has bowed out due to “franchise exhaustion”.
Obviously, Universal is now looking for a new director. The top three picks are Jeff Wadlow (‘Kickass 2‘), Brad Furman (‘The Lincoln Lawyer‘) and Harold Zwart (‘The Karate Kid‘ remake). All three of these guys are perfectly capable of making a great movie. I look forward to seeing who Universal chooses.