No one is surprised that the next part of "Fast and the Furious" becomes a billionaire at the box office, while critics continue to resent and scold the creators. The franchise is famous for large-scale action, pursuits and explosions, and the relationship between the main characters and family issues, no matter how Dominic Toretto focuses on them, have long faded into the background. Maybe that's why the audience unexpectedly liked the duet of Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, which brought at least some variety to the already familiar company of characters.|
Studio Universal, without hesitation, launched a spin-off film series, the events of which will revolve around the heroes of Dwayne Johnson and Jason State. The project will hit the big screens even earlier than the ninth "Fast and the Furious": the premiere of the latter was recently postponed to 2020, and the release of an unnamed spin-off will take place on July 26, 2019.
The script of the film is written by the old-timer of the franchise, Chris Morgan, who has been in charge of the universe since the days of Tokyo Drift. As for the director of the project, the first rumors have already leaked to the press. So, the Variety portal reports that the bosses of Universal are considering Shane Black as one of the contenders, who is well acquainted with the genre of films about partners. He wrote the screenplay for the iconic Lethal Weapon, and also directed the tapes Kiss Bang Bang and Nice Guys. Together with Dwayne Johnson, the director was going to work on "Doc Savage", but there was no news about the project for a long time, and the spin-off of "Fast and the Furious" could just become the first joint film of Rock and Black.
Universal will begin final negotiations with the applicants after Chris Morgan completes the script writing process. Given that the filming of the spin-off will begin sometime in mid-2018, viewers should find out the director's name within a few months.
The news that Universal has stepped up work on the spin-off instead of tackling the ninth part really hurt Tyrese Gibson. The actor who plays in the Roman Pierce franchise has expressed dissatisfaction on social media that Dwayne Johnson has agreed to participate in the spin-off. According to Gibson, it is the Rock and ambition that are to blame for the postponement of the premiere of "Fast and the Furious 9." At the same time, Tyrese admitted that once he and Ludacris abandoned the idea of a separate film about their heroes.
However, according to other sources, the reason for the postponement of "Fast and the Furious 9" may also lie in Universal's desire to get a stellar director who is well acquainted with the film series. We are talking about Justin Lean, who led the shooting of five parts of the franchise. After the third "Start Trek", Lin signed up for several other projects, but their future is still in question. It is quite possible that the filmmaker will agree to return to the universe of bullet cars, to which he made a huge contribution.
The world premiere of "Fast and the Furious 9" will take place on April 10, 2020.
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