As of right now, David Leitch is the frontrunner to direct the spinoff of the famous Fast & Furious franchise. Leitch is no stranger to action flicks, with his work spanning across multiple actions movies. The Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 director is well known for his great action sequences which never disappoint.
The spinoff will focus on two of the movies stars, Hobbes (Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham). Leitch has a solid history with Jason Statham, with both of them being involved in 4 projects together. Leitch worked as a fight designer for The Mechanic and did some work on Parker as well. The writer of the movie, Chris Morgan, will be the same writer the franchise has relied on since Tokyo Drift in 2006.
David Leitch is in post-production right now for the sequel to Deadpool and just had Atomic Blonde release last year. The wild box office success that all the Fast & Furious movies get will likely make this movie a quite anticipated one, especially with Leitch possibly on board. There have not been many details released about the movie, but we know it will involve Hobbes and Shaw going off on their own adventure.
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– JB Baker
Source – The Wrap