During the week, a rumour emerged suggesting that Universal Pictures is struggling to find a director to replace James Wan on the upcoming eighth instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise, and now Vin Diesel has taken to Facebook to address that report, as well as revealing that Fast & Furious 8 will start a new trilogy that will bring an end to the blockbuster action franchise. Here’s his post:
The fans of the Fast & Furious SAGA are the best fans in the world… Since I became the Producer in 2008, you have been with me every step of the way… literally giving me feedback that proved invaluable. Thank you.
My producing partner Neal 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…
So, it looks like we have Fast & Furious 9 and Fast & Furious 10 to look forward to…
Fast & Furious 8 is currently slated for release in April 2017.