Last weekend, franchise star Vin Diesel revealed that production on Fast & Furious 7 will begin this summer. If Justin Lin were to sign on under this accelerated schedule, he would have to start prepping Fast & Furious 7, while he is still in post-production on Fast & Furious 6. One insider claims that the filmmaker believed the rushed schedule would have resulted in a sub-par film.
Back in December 2011, we reported that both Fast & Furious 6 and Fast & Furious 7 were being written back-to-back by Chris Morgan. The initial plan was to shoot both movies back-to-back, but that was scrapped early on.
Universal Pictures is currently seeking a new director for Fast & Furious 7, with a decision expected to be made as early as next week. Justin Lin made four movies in the franchise (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6), which rose to new heights under his direction.
Furious 7 comes to theaters April 3rd, 2015 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black. The film is directed by James Wan.