Ten days into filming, Justin Lin announces his departure from Fast & Furious 6.
It was announced today that Fast X director Paul Greengrass will no longer be working on the upcoming sequel to the Fast & Furious franchise.
Only a few days into filming for the 10th and 11th Fast & Furious films, director Justin Lin walked away from the project.
“With the support of Universal, I have made the difficult decision to step back as director of Fast X while remaining with the project as a producer,” Lin announced on social media.
The best actors, the best stunts, and the best damn car chases have all been shot over the course of 10 years and five films. A personal note: I’m proud to be helping to build the most diverse movie franchise in history, as a child of Asian immigrants.
Thank you to the cast, crew, and studio for welcoming me into the Fast family. “I will always be grateful to the amazing cast, crew, and studio for their support.”
The studio is scrambling to find a new director, according to sources who spoke to Variety. Filming for the second unit is continuing.
After writing Fast X’s script with Dan Mazeau, Lin will continue as producer.
Following an alleged altercation with Vin Diesel on set, Fast X director Justin Lin is said to have stepped down.
Director Justin Lin’s exit from Fast X was only a matter of time before the real story emerged. Earlier today, the New York Daily News reported that it was because of disagreements with actor Vin Diesel, and now The Hollywood Report has backed up those reports with an in-depth investigation of its own.
In THR’s estimation, Lin’s decision to walk away from the project was based on disagreements over the script. Diesel and Universal, on the other hand, didn’t think Lin’s script was finished. When Diesel showed up on April 23 with additional notes, things reportedly got heated, leading to a shouting match and a slammed door.
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According to a new report citing an inside source, director Justin Lin decided to leave the project because Vin Diesel was “difficult” to work with.
Even if the movies generate a lot of money, Universal Pictures could lose a lot of money by making this change.
Due to the conflict in Ukraine, an important pre-secured location in Eastern Europe had to be abandoned, according to reports. At the time, the film had yet to cast one of its villains, and it was already late in the process.
The script was also a source of frustration for Lin, who thought it had been finalized prior to filming. A writer was even hired by Universal and Diesel, who were both involved in directing and producing the film, to improve dialogue for some of the actors.
Lin was said to have been apprehensive about the idea at the time.
Director Justin Lin of the Fast & Furious franchise is said to have dropped out of directing Fast X due to the “difficult” star and producer Vin Diesel, according to reports. Just days after filming on the sequel began on April 20, director Justin Lin, who previously directed five Fast and Furious films, including last summer’s F9, announced he had “made the difficult decision to step back.” On May 19, 2023, Universal Pictures is releasing the 10th Fast & Furious film, which co-wrote the script with Dan Mazeau and which Lin will continue to produce.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Richard Johnson of the NY Daily News reports that Lin resigned as director of Fast X because Diesel was “so difficult.”
“It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. In his capacity as a director, Lin is sacrificing between $10 million and $20 million “This was confirmed by a long-time producer who was not involved in Fast & Furious, as reported by The New York Daily News. A reliable source claims this “Diesel is late for the shoot. He has no idea what he’s saying. And to top it all off, he appears to be out of shape.”