Justin Lin has vacated his position as director on Universal’s tenth “Fast & Furious” movie.
Lin, who has been a staple of the series, reportedly packed his bags over “creative differences”. He remains on as a producer. A new director is currently being sought.
Says Lin of his decision to leave “Fast X” :
“With the support of Universal, I have made the difficult decision to step back as director of FAST X, while remaining with the project as a producer. Over 10 years and five films, we have been able to shoot the best actors, the best stunts, and the best damn car chases. On a personal note, as the child of Asian immigrants, I am proud of helping to build the most diverse franchise in movie history. I will forever be grateful to the amazing cast, crew and studio for their support, and for welcoming me into the FAST family.”
Universal doesn’t believe the film’s May 19, 2023 release will be pushed as a result of the director swap needed.