We just got word that Chris Morgan, who has penned every single one of the movies in the franchise since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, won’t be taking on the next installment of Universal’s cash cow.
Read on to find out who Fast & Furious 9 has tapped to write the new installment of the franchise…
CelebNMovies247.com has learned that this time around Fast & Furious 9 will have Daniel Casey, who is a relative newcomer.
Casey has the sci-fi thriller Kin coming out later this year, which is being distributed by Lionsgate. Getting some new blood may be just what The Fast and the Furious since the franchise heading into its ninth movie. Plus, Casey script will have a familiar director in the form of Justin Lin, who helmed Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious, Fast Five and Fast and Furious 6.
The big change-up comes as news of Chris Morgan taking over writing duties on Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming Fast and Furious spin-off, which reteams him with Jason Statham. We previously told you David Leitch (Deadpool 2, John Wick) was recently tapped to direct the movie, which is set to arrive in theaters on August 2, 2019, via Paramount. It’s a smart move on everyone’s part since Morgan knows this universe arguably better than anyone. Lending his talents to the Hobbs spin-off.
How did the change up between Daniel Casey and Chris Morgan come about?
It was Daniel Casey work on the script The Heavy that earned him this gig. The Heavy is being produced by J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot, who have put it on the fast track. Universal is entrusting him with what is by far their most bankable franchise. No pressure. Fast & Furious 9 has the return of Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and the rest of the usual suspects with the return of Jordana Brewster as Mia. They decided to bring Brewster’s character back for at least one more go, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fast and Furious 9 is currently set to arrive in theaters on April 20, 2020.