Contrary to reports late last week that Fast & Furious 8 was getting it tough to find a director and star/producer Vin Diesel might be part of the problem, the actor has taken to his Facebook page (bottom) to put fans’ minds at ease… and then some.
Diesel said: “My producing partner Neal [Moritz] would love for me to just sign off on a director, but this is too special a franchise, so these matters have to be very carefully handled. To be clear, NO ONE has been offered to helm Fast 8 yet… let alone seen a script. Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision… they have been like family… I promised the studio I would deliver one last Trilogy to end the saga. I will announce the directors on my next post…”
There seems to be some confusion as to when the last trilogy starts… some think it will be three trilogies, ie nine movies, while others think Diesel means the last trilogy kicks off in the eighth movie.
Either way, the F&F franchise is here for another few years yet. We will wait to see who the directors are but we hope the series can maintain the momentum t has gathered over the last few instalments.
Fast & Furious 8 is due for release in April 2017