Universal has reportedly chosen F. Gary Gray to direct Fast & Furious 8, after the filmmaker was listed as a top contender.
The film follows the rise and fall of the Compton, California-based rap group N.W.A.
George Nolfi and Friday director F. Gary Gray are also on Marvel Studios' short list to helm this superhero sequel.
Sam Worthington will star in this Radical Publishing adaptation about the American government taking steps to eliminate crime for good.
Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra is also in the running to direct this action-packed sequel.
The Law Abiding Citizen filmmaker will direct from a Kirsten Elms script.
The film is a bigscreen adaptation of the popular Eidos video game.