Justin Lin exits Fast and Furious X production, still staying as producer however
Long-time Fast and Furious franchise director Justin Lin has officially departed from the picture as announced by the film’s Facebook page and other social network pages.
Here’s what Lin shared on social media regarding his exit from the Fast and Furious franchise.
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.
According to reports Fast and Furious X or Fast and Furious 10 is currently in production. Reports also say that the production for the film will continue despite the exit of the director however it will take a short break will executives and producers will look for a proper replacement for Justin Lin.
The film is scheduled for release May 19, 2023.
Lin joined the film franchise starting with the third film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and continued on to direct the fourth, fifth and sixth installment of the film. He then returned to direct F9 or Fast and Furious 9 which also introduced new character Jacob Toretto played by John Cena.
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