So now we all know that Justin Lin, after directing four of the films that fall under the racing franchise that is mostly fast and also furious, will not be back to direct Fast & Furious 7: American Shenanigans, or whatever it ends up being called. I mean, the sixth installment in this seemingly endless string of films hasn’t even come out yet – that happens on May 24 – but news about the sequel is already zipping around corners and leaving other film rumors in its dust.
So with Lin gone, that means every other director in Hollywood is up for the job, right? Well, Latino Review revealed that there are three directors currently in top contention for the gig. Let’s look at them one by one.
First off is Jeff Wadlow, whose upcoming Kick-Ass 2 is probably the only reason anyone would know his name at this point, and must be pretty outstanding for him to make the shortlist of such a profitable franchise. His only other films were the terrible 2005 horror Cry_Wolf and the fighter drama Never Back Down, which probably should have jump-started Sean Faris’ career but didn’t.
Next up, there’s Brad Furman, who impressed audiences with his 2011 adaptation The Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey. His next project is the Ben Affleck/Justin Timberlake offshore gambling thriller Runner, Runner, which hits theaters in September.
Rounding out the trio is the Dutch director Harold Zwart, who is the most prolific of the three, but his resume contains films like The Pink Panther 2, Agent Cody Banks and the Karate Kid remake with Jaden Smith. I mean, he didn’t write any of these films, so they can’t completely be held against him, but they should still be considered.
Tell us which you’d like to see helm a film chock-full of Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel driving and glaring at things with sweat barely glistening from their brows.