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Fast & Furious 9 gets a new screenwriter

Having penned every instalment since 2005’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Chris Morgan is stepping aside for the ninth instalment of the blockbuster action series.

THR is reporting that the as-yet-untitled Fast & Furious 9 will be written by Daniel Casey (Kin), who apparently secured the job after impressing with his upcoming superhero script The Heavy, which J.J. Abrams is producing for Paramount Pictures.

Morgan is not leaving the franchise completely however, as he will be focussing his attention on writing and producing next year’s Hobbs and Shaw spinoff, featuring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

See Also: Vin Diesel teases Fast & Furious 9

Fast & Furious 9 will see the return of director Justin Lin, who sat out the last two instalments. It is set for release on April 10th 2020, with the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff arriving in cinemas on August 2nd 2019.

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Fast and Furious 9 Brings in an Exciting New Writer

Fast and Furious 9 Brings in an Exciting New Writer
Fast & Furious 9 is getting a new writer. 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. Instead, it will be Daniel Casey, who is a relative newcomer, taking a crack at it. This makes for a big change, as Morgan has been a consistent cog in the machine ever since these movies started becoming megahits at the box office. But he's not leaving the Fast and Furious world entirely.

Chris Morgan is taking over writing duties on Dwayne Johnson's upcoming Fast and Furious spin-off, which reteams him with Jason Statham. David Leitch was recently tapped to direct the movie, which is set to arrive in theaters on August 2, 2019, after recently being bumped back a week by Paramount. It makes sense to have Morgan,
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‘Fast and Furious 9’ Gets a Screenwriter, and It’s Not Chris Morgan

Another day, another shake-up in the Fast and Furious family. THR reports that Universal has tapped Kin screenwriter Daniel Casey to pen Fast and Furious 9, making him the first new screenwriter to join the franchise in over a decade. Chris Morgan has written every Fast screenplay since 2006’s underrated third installment The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. He crafted the billion-dollar franchise into a surprise shared universe of sorts, tying together disparate characters from the first three films and expanding the scope to an international espionage adventures. Morgan hasn’t left the franchise behind, however, …
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‘Fast and Furious 9’ Taps Writer Daniel Casey

‘Fast and Furious 9’ Taps Writer Daniel Casey
Daniel Casey has been tapped to write “Fast and Furious 9,” the latest installment of Universal’s franchise, Variety has confirmed.

This marks the first time the franchise has had a new writer in 12 years, as Chris Morgan penned scripts going back to “The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.”

Morgan is now writing and producing the tentatively titled “Hobbs and Shaw” — the “Fast and Furious” spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

“Fast 9” will be directed by Justin Lin, who helmed four of the “Fast” movies. Lin is returning to the franchise after sitting out the seventh and eighth installments. Vin Diesel is set to return as the star in the project that is slotted for a April 2020 release.

Neal Moritz is producing via his Original Film banner, Diesel through his One Race Films, and Lin via his Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Casey penned “Kin,” a sci-fi thriller produced by 21 Laps that
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'Fast and Furious 9' Lands 'Kin' Writer (Exclusive)

The Fast and Furious franchise is getting some new parts under the hood.

Daniel Casey has been tapped to write Fast and Furious 9, the latest installment of Universal’s billion-dollar franchise becoming the first new writer on the movie series in over a dozen years.

Chris Morgan had been the chief writer of the franchise, writing every single movie since the third installment, 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, continuing to pen scripts all the way through 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. Morgan hasn’t left completely, he just switched vehicles: He is now writing and producing the...
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Justin Lin Returning to Direct ‘Fast 9’ and ‘Fast 10’; Franchise is Heading to Africa

Justin Lin Returning to Direct ‘Fast 9’ and ‘Fast 10’; Franchise is Heading to Africa
One of the most important members of the Fast and Furious #family members is sliding back into the director’s chair. According to franchise star Vin Diesel, both Fast 9 and Fast 10 will be helmed by none other than director Justin Lin, the man who previously directed The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and […]

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Vin Diesel Says Justin Lin Will Direct Fast & Furious 9 and 10

Vin Diesel says Justin Lin will direct both Fast & Furious 9 and Fast & Furious 10. Lin has a long history with the series and has directed four of the eight Fast & Furious movies released so far (starting with 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift). The filmmaker entered talks to return to the franchise for Fast & Furious 9 last year, but this is the first time that a key player has confirmed he’s coming back to the property.
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Original Fast and Furious Director Wants to Return for Final Movie

Original Fast and Furious Director Wants to Return for Final Movie
The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen wants to return to direct the final movie in the franchise, which right now should be Fast & Furious 10. The Fast and Furious movies have become some of the most successful movies on the planet in recent years, as the seventh and eighth installments of the unlikely blockbuster franchise have both grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. It's Universal's golden franchise and it all started with one movie nearly 17 years ago. Now, the original's director reveals that he would love to return for the final installment, whatever that may be and whenever that may be.

Rob Cohen only directed The Fast and the Furious, but has remained active over the years and is currently promoting his upcoming movie Hurricane Heist. During a recent interview, he was asked about possibly returning to helm another Fast and Furious movie at some point. While he makes
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Fast and Furious 9 Brings Back Jordana Brewster and Director Justin Lin

Fast and Furious 9 Brings Back Jordana Brewster and Director Justin Lin
Things have been a little tumultuous with the Fast and Furious movies lately, given the feud between Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson over the Hobbs spin-off that was recently announced. That spin-off delayed Fast & Furious 9 by a year, but the movie is still happening, in addition to Fast & Furious 10. Now, Vin Diesel has revealed that director Justin Lin, who has helmed four previous installments in the franchise, is coming back to direct the next two installments of the series.

Diesel, as he regularly does to hype up his projects, took to Facebook Live from the set he's currently working on. While being cagey at first, teasing "big news" and talking about the "architect" and "forefather" of the Fast and Furious franchise, Vin Diesel revealed that Justin Lin was on set with him and, though he didn't come right out and say it, as the news is "top secret," he confirmed
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'Fast and Furious' Spin-off Movie Will Speed to Theaters

Earlier this year, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham displayed fabulous chemistry in The Fate of the Furious and moviegoers immediately demanded more. Universal quickly moved to put a spin-off movie into development. As we speculated at the time, "Fast & Furious 9 is currently supposed to come out in 2019, but we expect that could change due to this news." That change has now come to pass. We just heard that the ninth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise has been delayed to April 10, 2020. The spin-off movie will arrive on July 26, 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As reported earlier, Chris Morgan is writing the screenplay. He came on board the series for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and has written all the installments since then. What...

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Horror Highlights: 5 Nights Of Fear on Shout! Factory TV, Creepy Co. Pin, Horror Movie Night Podcast’s Fundraiser to Fight Als, Jasmine

Rabid, and Clive Barker's Nightbreed are just a couple of films in the lineup for Shout! Factory TV's 5 Nights of Fear. Prepare thyself. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new Beistle Cat special edition pin from Creepy Co., details on Horror Movie Night podcast's fundraiser to raise money for FamilyStrong4ALS, and Jasmine release details.

Shout! Factory TV's Five Nights of Fear Details: Press Release: "Scream Factory™ is celebrating five years of fear with the special screening event 5 Nights of Fear airing on Shout! Factory TV. In celebration of the now-iconic horror brand’s fifth anniversary, Scream Factory will present nightly screenings of cult favorite films Nightbreed, Bad Moon, The Exorcist III, Hellhole, and Rabid. 5 Nights of Fear will air from Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16 each evening at 10 p.m. Et/7 p.m. Pt at http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/, and on Pluto TV Channel 512.

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Fast and Furious Spin-Off Teams Jason Statham and The Rock

Fast and Furious Spin-Off Teams Jason Statham and The Rock
The Fate of the Furious is currently raking it in at the box office at a record-setting pace, which has led Universal to think about how they can further profit from their most bankable franchise. The series is set to end after the tenth installment, but there is always room for a spin-off or two. It looks like that is something that is currently being discussed, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's character Hobbs and Jason Statham's bad guy turned good Decker Shaw possibly getting their own Fast and Furious Spin-Off.

The news comes courtesy of Deadline, who are reporting that Universal is in the very early stages of putting together this Hobbs and Show spin-off. The report does note that the studio has had meetings about it and that the idea would be to hopefully film this movie while they figure out exactly what to do with Fast & Furious
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Vin Diesel and The Rock End Feud, Both Returning in Fast and Furious 9

Vin Diesel and The Rock End Feud, Both Returning in Fast and Furious 9
Even before The Fate of the Furious took in a record-breaking global box office debut of $531.9 million, Universal had already put plans in place for the final two movies in the franchise. Fast & Furious 9 is set to hit theaters on April 19, 2019, with the franchise finale, Fast & Furious 10 hitting theaters on April 2, 2021. While the movie's box office take apparently wasn't affected at all, this new movie made headlines for a behind-the-scenes feud between stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, which reportedly even lead to both actors being separated during the movie's promotional tour. Today a new report claims that both actors have put their differences aside and resolved their feud, both now slated to return in Fast & Furious 9, while Kurt Russell also expresses his interest in coming back as Mr. Nobody.

TMZ reports that both Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson have met privately a number of times since the feud erupted
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The 50 Greatest Car Chases in Film: Part 2

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The Fast and Furious movies aren't the only ones with great car chases. Join us as we take a look at the 50 best car chase scenes in film. This week, we're counting down from #25 to #1!

Like peanut butter and jelly, car chases and movies are two things that just go together perfectly. A chase is inherently interesting to watch - someone is trying their best to get away by any means possible, while the other party is trying to stop them from doing so. The danger involved, the threat of violence, and even the thrill of the hunt are all part of why we often can’t look away. A car chase is the next level of chase. They are fast - an embodiment of man and machine together. They are also dangerous - the stakes are incredibly high, and not just for the people involved in the chase.

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Pedal to the Metal: The Ultimate Ranking of 'The Fast and the Furious' Franchise

When The Fast and the Furious was released in June 2001, the signs did not portend its eventual future as one of cinema’s most durable and lucrative franchises. The original film, based on a magazine article about street racing, didn’t feature any A-list stars and wasn’t expected to make a dent in a summer featuring “surefire” box-office hits like Pearl Harbor, Tomb Raider and Planet of the Apes.

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But then the Nos kicked in and audiences ate up the adventures of Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of their motley crew as they drove fast, executed capers, bested rivals and espoused family values in a series of increasingly over-the-top movies that helped reshape the action genre and showed Hollywood that a diverse cast could equal global box-office success.

With The Fate of the Furious in theaters
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Fate of the Furious Has Biggest Worldwide Opening Ever

Fate of the Furious Has Biggest Worldwide Opening Ever
Never underestimate the power of Vin Diesel and The Rock. More so, never underestimate the power of the Fast and Furious franchise. This weekend, The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment of the incredibly reliable franchise, opened in theaters and set an incredibly impressive record. The Fate of the Furious has officially surpassed Star Wars: The Force Awakens worldwide opening box office record.

According to Variety, The Fate of the Furious brought in a tremendously impressive $532.5 million over the weekend. That means it was narrowly able to beat the $529 million worldwide opening weekend box office that Star Wars: The Force Awakens managed to bring in back in 2015. $100.5 million of that came domestically for Fast 8, but that is quite a steep drop off from Furious 7, which brought in $147 million domestically when it opened. Still, the $532 million opening proves this franchise is more viable than ever.

"Now that
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Here’s the Order to Watch the Entire ‘Fast and Furious’ Series (Including ‘Los Bandoleros’)

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Here’s the Order to Watch the Entire ‘Fast and Furious’ Series (Including ‘Los Bandoleros’)
The “Fast & Furious” series covers seven movies. But the continuity of the series is a bit confusing, thanks partly to the fact that “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” is the third movie in the series but the sixth movie in the course of the story. There are also two shorts, and a non-“Fast & Furious” movie that make up the full film canon. Here’s how to watch every bit of “Fast & Furious” in order. Mild Spoilers for “Fate of the Furious” below. “The Fast and the Furious” (2001) The film that kicked off the franchise is the place.
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Fast & Furious Quotes That Double As Flawless Responses to Everyday Situations

Fast & Furious Quotes That Double As Flawless Responses to Everyday Situations
Who knew there was more to the Fast & Furious franchise and its subsequent sequels than epic car races, Dwayne Johnson‘s larger-than-life muscles and Vin Diesel‘s bro tanks? We certainly didn’t — that is, until we came across a handful of quotes that hold more meaning than meets the eye.

As diehard fans of the film franchise line up to catch The Fate of the Furious (it comes out today!), we rounded up a handful of memorable quotes that will most definitely come in handy in life’s most random moments. Because everyone needs to channel his or her
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‘Tokyo Drift’ Saunters Out Of Old Mexico Into Franchise Glory

‘Tokyo Drift’ Saunters Out Of Old Mexico Into Neon GloryJustin Lin’s debut embodies the best of the Fast and Furious franchise.“You know those old Westerns where the cowboys make a run for the border? This is my Mexico. … Look at all those people down there. They follow the rules for what? They’re letting fear lead them. … Life’s simple. You make choices and you don’t look back.” — Han Seoul-Oh

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is the best Fast and Furious movie. I hold this truth to be self-evident. And that’s my piece for this week. Thanks for coming out. I kid! Just give me about twelve miles of runway to make my case.

Justin Lin crosses into a world of intoxicating coolness. Without that atmosphere, it’s impossible to understand why anyone would get involved with the Yakuza. The neon revelry in Tokyo is painfully lush. I
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21 ‘Fast and Furious’ Villains Ranked, From Deckard Shaw to Dom in ‘Fate’ (Photos)

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21 ‘Fast and Furious’ Villains Ranked, From Deckard Shaw to Dom in ‘Fate’ (Photos)
The “Fast & Furious” franchise is full of villains. They range from street thugs and high school bullies to a criminal mastermind hacker bent on firing nukes at developed countries. Here are all the villains of “Fast & Furious” in order of just how effective, frightening and evil they can be. 21. Clay (Zachery Ty Bryan) The rich jerk who gets “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” protagonist Sean (Lucas Black) sent off to Tokyo. Clay is a preppy bully throwing around his family’s money, and that makes it easy to really hate him. But he’s ultimately a nobody who disappears into the.
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