Over the years, the Fast & Furious franchise has become synonymous with the kind of big splashy action spectacle that demands you shut off your brain and just let go. But after helming Fast & Furious 3-6, Justin Lin is walking away from the physic-defying Dominic Toretto and company. So, the path is cleared for a new helmer to take on the guaranteed seventh installment. But who could possibly match Lin's passion and skill for jaw-dropping vehicular madness? Sofia Coppola? Jim Jarmusch? Terrence Malick?
Of course, Fast & Furious 6 is about as far from the tender and introspective art house movies of those auteurs as you can get, which is exactly why animator Jesse Benjamin gave their styles the spotlight in his latest Wrong Director vid. Check it out above, thanks to a tip from Next Movie.
From mimicking the pink pantied opening shot of Lost In Translation to aping Jarmusch's offbeat aesthetic, and spoofing Malick's dreamy visuals and heady voice over, Benjamin nails these mismatches with sly style. And, yes, the choices are absurd, but also kind of awesome. Which of these acclaimed art house directors would you most like to see get a crack at Fast & Furious? Vote below.
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In the meantime, Furious 6 opens May 24th. Coppola's Bling Ring follows June 14th. Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive will soon be making its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on the 25th. And hot on the heels of the release of To The Wonder, Malick is screening footage for his next film, Knight of Cups, at Cannes to secure distribution deals.
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