We’re actually pretty upset by this news…
It seems that director Justin Lin is leaving the Fast and Furious fold at Universal.
Lin, who helmed the movies since the third movie, Tokyo Drift, told the studio on Wednesday that he will not be helming the seventh movie.
According to Darkhorizons , ‘Lin’s exit is said to be due to timing as Universal has put the film on an aggressively accelerated timetable to have it ready for summer 2014′.
But who is now in the frame, given that Vin Diesel announced filming will begin this summer last week on Facebook?
The Internet rumour mill has Jeff Wadlow, the man behind Kick-Ass 2, as Universal’s top choice. other names attached are Brad Furman, director of The Lincoln Lawyer, and Harald Zwart , director of, em, The Karate Kid and The Pink Panther. Universal is expected to make an official announcement this week coming.
Whatever happens, the Fast franchise, which has been getting better with each movie, could well be in trouble…