Fast and Furious 8 Director confirmed!

F Gary Gray to direct Fast and Furious 8 


A little over 4 hours ago, after a couple of weeks of debate and speculation, Straight Outta Compton director F Gary Gray announced on twitter that he would be the one helming the 8th Fast and Furious installment.

This is welcome news as the franchise’s most prolific and most recent directors (Justin Lin and James Wan) have both declined to return, citing other commitments and other filming projects (noted in this article).

Straight Outta Compton was a surprise hit this year and one of G4meover’s favourite films of 2015, we also enjoyed Fast and Furious 7, so we’re looking forward to a collaboration between the world’s fastest criminals and F Gary Gray.

Gray is also in the running to direct the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther which is due early 2018, FF8 is due mid 2017, so it could be a tight squeeze for the director, but if he pulls both off successfully, he could become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood.


 – Mat S

 

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