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More information about director Justin Lin’s decision to leave Fast X has emerged, including a rumored “serious disagreement” with star Vin Diesel. Lin quit Fast and Furious 10 over the weekend, according to a report, because Diesel had become “difficult” to work with. Vin Diesel is not only one of the producers in the hit franchise, but he also stars in it. Lin decided he was tired of dealing with ever-changing storylines, the pressure that comes with directing a Fast & Furious movie and micro-managing Diesel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lin and Diesel reportedly had a “serious argument” on April 23, just days after filming began on Fast X. What started as a simple four-person argument when Diesel offered new notes quickly escalated to the point where a door was broken. “Justin had had enough and said, ‘This movie isn’t worth my sanity,'” according to one person. “Any creative differences that led to Justin Lin’s exit were with the studio, not the other producers, cast or crew,” a Universal Pictures spokesperson said in a statement.
On April 25, Lin and Universal reached an agreement for the director to leave the project, and Lin made his official announcement on Fast Saga’s social media pages on April 26. “I have made the painful decision to step back as director of Fast X with the support of Universal,” Lin added.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. Lin gives up 10 or 20 million dollars [as director]a veteran producer not involved with Fast & Furious told the NY Daily News. According to the source, “Diesel arrives late on set. He doesn’t know his lines. And he shows up out of shape.
Justin Lin has directed five Fast & Furious films, starting with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006 and ending with F9 last year. However, one of its most notable images was 2011’s Fast Five, which, with the help of Dwayne Johnson, transformed the franchise from simple street racing into action-adventure spectacles. There was considerable pressure to go even further with Fast X when F9 was constantly hit with delays due to the outbreak. Budget has been said to be a big part of some of Fast X’s behind-the-scenes wrangling.
Even without marketing or advertising, Fast and Furious 10’s budget would be around $300 million. Additionally, the Fast & Furious cast is constantly expanding, with newcomers Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa, and Brie Larson joining former cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, and Tires Gibson. Vin Diesel, the driving force and leader of the franchise, is said to have a say in vetoing every action sequence suggested by the writers. “The whole process is a mosaic that keeps moving,” a source close to the Fast & Furious franchise said.
But all is not gloomy. Louis Leterrier, who helmed Marvel Studios’ The Incredible Hulk and the first two Transporter movies, is set to succeed Fast & Furious franchise director Justin Lin. According to Variety, the French filmmaker “beat out many candidates” and was Universal Pictures’ first choice. Universal Pictures reportedly considered F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious) and David Leitch (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw) in their search, which cost between $600,000 and $1 million a day after Lin left the Fast & Furious saga just a few days. Manufacturing.