Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Fast & Furious’ spin-off wants ‘Deadpool 2’ director David Leitch
Listen, let’s be fucking upfront. The previously rumored Shane Black would be the perfect dude to direct a Rock/Statham F&F spin-off. However, if we can’t have him? David Leitch and his glorious brand of action would be a great runner-up.
The Fast and Furious franchise might get a new family member.
Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch is reportedly in talks to helm the Fast and Furious spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
David Leitch has emerged as the frontrunner to steer the still-untitled Fast and Furious spin-off, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The script will be written by Chris Morgan, who has penned six of the eight Fast movies.
The spin-off is centered around Johnson’s Luke Hobbs, the impossibly ripped Diplomatic Security Service agent, and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, the lean and mean former assassin turned wary Fast family member. Hobbs and Shaw struck up an unlikely bromance in last summer’s The Fate of the Furious, and stories have been circling about a spin-off for the two characters ever since.