“Fast & Furious” is one of the biggest and most successful movie franchises in the world and there’s no denying that. The hit franchise is making waves following the departure of longtime director Justin Lin.
Lin recently took to Twitter to announce his exit from the franchise. Lin, 50, said he’ll be stepping away from the 10th and second-to-last instalment of the film but would continue to serve as its producer. “Transporter” director Louis Leterrier will take over the latest installment.
It is now being reported that Lin exited the franchise because of Vin Diesel, who has been the face of the franchise for the past two decades. According to New York Daily News, the filmmaker had simply had enough of Diesel’s unprofessionalism.
““I’ve never seen anything like it. Lin’s giving up $10 or $20 million. Diesel shows up late to the set. He doesn’t know his lines. And he shows up out of shape.”
Lin was onboard as a director for both “Fast X” and “Fast 11,” set to be the final entry in the smash-hit series. He helmed five entries in the series, including the franchise-revitalizing “Fast Five” in 2011 and last year’s “F9.”
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