David Leitch May Direct the Fast & Furious Spin-off Film
Director David Leitch is in preliminary talks to direct the first spin-off film for The Fast and the Furious film franchise. Nothing is locked in yet but discussions are underway. Picking Leitch to direct a Fast and the Furious film would be a shrewd choice. Leitch’s filmography screams high-end action and adventure films. Leitch directed Atomic Blonde, was the second unit director on Ninja Assassin, Captain America: Civil War, and co-directed John Wick.
The script for the proposed Fast and Furious spin-off, written by Chris Morgan, has already been completed. The film involves Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and United States Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson).
The Fast and Furious spin-off also already has a release date. The film is scheduled for theatrical release on July 26, 2019.
The plot synopsis for the last The Fast and the Furious film, The Fate of the Furious: “Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.”
F. Gary Gray‘s The Fate of the Furious starred Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Lucas Black, Helen Mirren, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kristofer Hivju, Tyrese Gibson, and Theresa Cook.
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