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David Leitch to direct Fast & Furious spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

April 13th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange
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David Leitch to direct Fast & Furious spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham
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The Fast & Furious franchise is all set to get exciting: exclusively announced by EW that David Leitch (Deadpool 2) has officially signed on to direct the untitled Fast & Furious spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Staham, about their respective characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. It is heard that the film has been rumored to be called, Hobbs and Shaw. The upcoming film is due in theaters July 26, 2019.

Leitch, who also directed Atomic Blonde and co-directed John Wick, has reported to helm the movie for months. He’s famous for being incredibly visceral with stunt-driven action sequences and was a stunt double/coordinator before he took up directing.

He is all set to direct from a script written by Chris Morgan, who has worked on writing six installments of the blockbuster series, including the most recent, The Fate of the Furious.

The eight Fast & Furious films have estimated to gross more than $5.1 billion worldwide for Universal Pictures.

Photo courtesy: www.polygon.com

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