The Fast Saga has a brand new director. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has selected Louis Leterrier as the new helmer of Fast X. The filmmaker, known for his work on The Incredible Hulk and The Transporter, will replace Justin Lin. Per the outlet, details are still being worked out between the two parties, but Leterrier is Universal’s pick. Should things work out, filming could pick back up in just a matter of days.
Lin, the previous director, was a couple of weeks into production before he dropped out of the project about a week ago. At the time, Lin released a vague statement regarding his exit, revealing he would stay on board as producer. However, recent reports have surfaced stating Lin’s exit was over differences with star Vin Diesel. Other names that were once attached to potentially replace Line had been F. Gary Gray and David Leitch.
While Universal continued its search for a director after Lin’s exit, it is said the studio switched to second unit photography to stay on track. This would mark a return to Leterrier who previously worked with Universal on The Incredible Hulk.
Fast X hits theaters on May 19, 2023.