Universal Pictures has had to find a new director fast, and according to Latino Review, they have the hunt narrowed down to three guys who seem custom built for the job.
At the top of the list is Jeff Wadlow, who directed this summer's uber-violent superhero sequel Kick-Ass 2. He also directed 2009's Never Back Down, which falls perfectly in line with The Fast and the Furious. And he would be working for the same studio as those two projects.
Next up is Brad Furman, director of The Lincoln Lawyer. His next release will be Runner, Runner with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, which revolves around an offshore gambling operation and arrives in theaters this September.
Finally, third in line is Harald Zwart, the man behind The Karate Kid reboot and the sequel to The Pink Panther 2, as well as Agent Cody Banks. He seems the least likely for the job, but he could surprise us.
Universe is expected to make an announcement about the director early next week, as Fast & Furious 7 is planning to shoot in Los Angeles this summer for a May 2014 release date. Who would you like to see direct the next movie in this popular franchise?
Fast & Furious 6 was released May 24th, 2013 and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot. The film is directed by Justin Lin.
Furious 7 was released April 3rd, 2015 and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson. The film is directed by James Wan.