Movie News

3 Men and a Boot Spoiler ; Who will direct Fast & Furious 7!?

3 Men and a Boot Spoiler ; Who will direct Fast & Furious 7!?
Clint

Much to my surprise – if Latino Review‘s peeps are correct on this (which they likely are) – “Fast and the Furious” and “xXx” director Rob Cohen hasn’t been short-listed to replace Justin Lin on “Fast & Furious 7″. I’m sorry, but this just surprises me.

Instead, Uni Studios are going the more affordable and available route checking out the availability of point-and-shoot capability of names like ‘Harald Zwart’, ‘Jeff Wadlow’ and ‘Brad Furman’.

While the threesome know their way around a can of Kodak, I just can’t believe Cohen’s not on that list – as far as I know he’s available, and his connection to the “Fast and the Furious” one is a big one… he helmed that first flick (plus then cast Vin Diesel in “xX”. The man, some might say, might be responsible for the birth of the Diesel-powered action hero). Maybe he’s already passed? Maybe he’s gone into hiding after “Alex Cross”? Dunno. Just surprised his name isn’t mentioned.

As you’ll have read last week, Justin Lin was set to direct “Fast & Furious 7″ right up until… he realized he had overdosed on the franchise and needed a nice break from that world for a while. He has, after all, just directed three “Fast” films in a row, and as a consequence has had to abandon other projects he wanted to do – like a fifth “Terminator” movie.

So, Lin’s decided not to do “Fast 7″. Instead, Uni have a couple of weeks to find a replacement. Any one of those guys could do the job – Wadlow, you’d assume, would be their number one choice, having a name most established with the action genre, not to mention a big sequel title under his belt in “Kick-Ass 2″. Zwart’s probably best known as the director of “The Pink Panther 2″, “Agent Cody Banks”, “The Karate Kid” and the upcoming “Mortal Instruments” movie – nothing in there screams ‘action blockbuster go-to man’! (but you never know). Furman’s probably the one with the most credibility of the trio, having helmed the classy legal flick “The Lincoln Lawyer” a couple of years back; but would his talent be wasted on a film that doesn’t really require anything in the way of performance!?

“Fast & Furious 7″, which will apparently pick-up where next month’s “Fast & Furious 6″ leaves off, reunites the cast of the last 394 “Fast” films. Production’s said to begin in the Summer.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 7 times, 7 visits today)
Movie News
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Movie News

raydseason2

Watch season premieres of Ray Donovan & Masters of Sex now!

ClintJul 4, 2015
fx

Trio join Donald Glover pilot Atlantis

ClintJul 4, 2015
Actress Elisabeth Moss attends Gotham Magazine Fall Fashion Issue celebration at Tender Restaurant at the Sanctuary Hotel on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)

Queen of Earth slated to release in August

AshJul 4, 2015
hellokitty

Hello Kitty, I see you’re making a movie!?

ClintJul 4, 2015
jennys-wedding

Trailer: Jenny’s Wedding

AshJul 4, 2015
deadpool2

Two new Deadpool pics

AshJul 4, 2015
antman

New Ant-Man TV spot has 10% more Yellowjacket!

Editorial StaffJul 4, 2015
terminatorgenisysbanner

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Terminator : Genisys

Editorial StaffJul 4, 2015
blackpantherlogo

Black Panther frontrunner nixes directing offer

Editorial StaffJul 4, 2015