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Straight Outta Compton director straight into Fast & Furious 8?

October 5th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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We’ve been chronicling the development of Fast & Furious 8 for some time now, right down the rumour that Vin Diesel himself might be taking the reigns (here).

But now it seems a serious contender has emerged…

F Gary Gray, director of the very successful Straight Outta Compton, has come to the fore as the man mostly likely to direct the gang for the eighth movie in the franchise.

However, there is still a small stumbling block: “insiders suggest that studio execs are sitting down with producers Vin Diesel and Neal Moritz to decide between Gray and one other director whose identity remains unknown (likely Louis Leterrier – director of the first tow Transporter movies as well as The Incredible Hulk), though Gray looks to have the edge at this point.”

Gray has worked with Diesel before on A Man Apart and directed The Italian Job remake as well as many other movies. It can’t be argued that he seems a shoe-in for this movie. We’d be more confident in him than LeTerrier… or are we wrong?

Whatever happens, we’ll keep you posted and Fast and Furious is set for April 14th, 2017.

Source: TheWrap

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….