In case Fast 8‘s worldwide gross of over $1 billion wasn’t proof enough, a ninth installment for the Fast and Furious franchise is definitely happening, THR is reporting.
Not only that but famed director Justin Lin will be returning to direct as well. Lin has sat in the director’s chair for four out of the eight previously released films and has become known as the creative mind behind revitalizing the franchise and taking it into a new, fresh, and action-packed direction.
There will also be a new face joining the creative team and that will be up-and-coming screenwriter Daniel Casey. Chris Morgan has been the head writer for the franchise since the third installment Tokyo Drift but now that his hands are full penning the script for the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff, Casey will be filling his shoes. Although new to the scene, Casey is in very high demand these days and Fast 9 will be added to the long list of projects he is working on bringing to life.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
Fast and Furious 9 zooms into theaters in April 2020.