It has now official, F. Gary Gray will directer the eighth installed in The Fast and Furious franchise.
— F Gary Gray (@FGaryGray) October 8, 2015
Its looks like the short saga of finding a director for The Fast and Furious 8 is quickly coming to an end. After James Wan and Justin Lin being booked and unable to return the franchise Universal and Vin Diesel struggled to find a director to start the final trilogy in the franchise. Earlier this week it was reported that two director where on the short list: 1. Louis Leterrier who directed The Transporter (2002), Unleashed (2005), The Incredible Hulk (2008), and Now You See Me (2013) and a far more interesting choice, 2. Adam Wingard.
Adam Wingard is responsible for the best genre film of last year The Guest, which definitely has elements Universal maybe looking into for the next installment; great action, emotion, and suspense. You’re next also proved that he also has a knack for comedy clearly seen in the family dinner scene. Universal has gone with a different director, but it’s unclear if Adam Wingard turned down the opportunity as he is currently working on the Death Note adaption, which recently had its lead casted.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Universal and Vin Diesel have entered into final conversation with Straight Out of Compton director F. Gary Gray, who previously work on Friday (1995), The Italian Job (2003) and Law Abiding Citizen. F. Gary Gray looks like a solid and safe choice for Universal proving that he can direct action, car chases, and a close-knit cast.