Universal Pictures wants to bring James Wan on board to direct the action sequel Fast & Furious 7. The deal is expected to inked at the end of this week.
Director Justin Lin, who helmed the last four installments, dropped out of the next film for a much needed vacation and to possibly make a deal to direct an upcoming Highlander reboot.
Here is what Justin Lin said about the decision.
"I'm extremely proud to be part of the Fast franchise, it is an experience I will always treasure. It's time for me to move on to other things and I'm thrilled that Universal and Neal have selected James Wan to lead the franchise into its new chapter."
Contraband helmer Baltasar Kormákur, Jeff Wadlow and Harald Zwart were also being considered. Chris Morgan will be writing the script with Neal H. Moritz returning to produce.
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No production schedule has been released, but the studio is shooting for a summer 2014 release.