‘Furious 8:’ Vin Diesel Could Step In As The Director Of The Movie?

By Anshul Hardikar | 2 years ago
‘Furious 8:’ Vin Diesel Could Step In As The Director Of The Movie?

“Furious 7” smashed all records at the box office and proved just why we love our cars so much. Naturally, with the response it got, makers decided to make a sequel to it. Even though “Furious 8” has got an official release date and some of the major characters are rumored to appear in the movie, there’s one problem that is proving to be a roadblock to the movie – a “director.”

According to MTV news, excitement levels with this movie is high, however, until Universal figures out the man who will be helming the most important responsibility in the movie, it won’t be able to progress further. “Furious 7” was lucky enough because it had James Wan’s expertise guiding it.

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“Furious 7” went on to smash box office records and very soon it was assumed that James Wan would love to helm the eighth installment in the franchise, but he wanted to go back to his love for horror genre and focus on directing the sequel to “The Conjuring.” It is being said that the reason why James did not choose to direct “Furious 8” was because “Furious 7” was incredibly taxing. All the rewrites, reshoots and extensively put visual effects could make any director really weary. But despite all that is going on the media outlet gave a few reasons as to why Vin himself could direct the movie.

Firstly, he knows all the characters in the franchise very well so he will have a certain perspective in his mind with which he would want to show them in the movie. Secondly, he is the face synonymous to “The Fast and the Furious” franchise. Anyone who has seen the movies will first associate Vin with the franchise. Besides, after having served as one of the Producers in the franchise, he could try wielding the microphone.

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Entertainment Weekly reported that Universal has approached “Non-Stop” and “Run all Night” director Jaume Collet-Serra, but it remains to be seen where this goes. The media outlet also suggested a couple of other names but ultimately it will be the studio’s decision who they think would be able to do justice to the movie.

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Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.