The Fast and the Furious 4 gets Director
Update: 03/10/2007: Latest News: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are officially in talks for the fourth film and Justin Lin is confirmed as Director.
Before we've just heard seriously vague rumours, or fans posting comments saying that the film is definitely on. Now though the studio has put it in black and white that The Fast and the Furious 4 has a Director.
A document is being circulated around the major talent agencies in Hollywood that lists all the fils that the studios are pushing through as a priority before the impending strike from the separate Guilds of Writers, Directors and Screen Actors next year, more on the list later, but for now the important note is that The Fast and the Furious 4 is going to be one of those fast tracked films.
However, looking at the list of films that are currently at Universal for that period of time, and the entire list of films (see a later story) that are on that sheet, you might be right in thinking that it's going to be a very busy time in Hollywood.
Coming Soon, who have the document, also tell us that these might not be set in stone just yet. Some of these names may not be signed (even Justin Lin) and it may be in negotiations, but the intent from the studio is to get the film made.
That's great news all round for fans of the series and fans of the cars. The question now is who will be returning. Since this list is circulating talent agencies you can bet that this is to find out who is available and interested.
With Hollywood going to be busier than ever trying to get projects out I think it's going to be tight to try and reunite the dream team of all the previous Fast and the Furious stars in this fourth film. For that matter it might be tight to get it made at all, but it looks like they are under starters orders. Now we need to get Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Lucas Black all back on board. Too much to ask?