The next FAST & FURIOUS movie is in desperate need of a director according to The Hollywood Reporter. They have had to push back production and apparently have been wooing both newcomers and former directors of the franchise to step in to helm. Always up for lending a helping hand, Filmthusiast has a few suggestions for the fast hiring of a furious director!
Here are eight choices in honor of it being the eighth film in the franchise:
Michael Bay – I know what you are thinking: Michael Bay hasn’t been the overarching godfather of this franchise? How did they get the rights to all those fast cars and explosions? It’s crazy, but Bay hasn’t been involved with these movies… yet. The siren song of the greatest modern action franchise should be too much for Bay to resist. Give in to your baser desires and make a car-centric action movie that isn’t completely terrible!
Vin Diesel/The Rock – Let these guys make the movie together! They are the reason any of us are at all interested in seeing the next one. I would like to see what they want to do with the franchise. I imagine there would be a ton of scenes involving car-to-car arm wrestling matches and them sweating out into the largest collection of buckets the world has ever known! Where do I buy my ticket?
Broken Lizard – This is a no-brainer. These are the guys brought us the underrated DUKES OF HAZZARD movie that, if there were actually a god, would have been the first installment of a 17-film series. Now fate is giving us another chance. Give them the keys to the next greatest kingdom and see them drive away with our hearts. Who knows, maybe they will even bring critical darlings Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville along for the ride!
Michael Cyril Creighton – Anyone who knows anything knows that Michael Cyril Creighton is the next big thing in Hollywood. Helen Shaw of Time Out NY called him “fearless.” We need someone who is fearless to take the helm of the greatest motion picture saga known to man. Cyril Creighton has been teetering on the edge of greatness for too long. It’s time for the powers that be to push him to his destiny.
Lena Dunham – The visionary storyteller of her time. I’m not certain that Dunham would take this job if it were offered to her, but I’m almost certain that she has a legal right to be offered it before you move on to other, less worthwhile, candidates. She would certainly bring a fresh new direction for the series. It would almost definitely have at least one female actress with a speaking role. It’s almost too exciting to consider.
Steven Spielberg – Some people have to pay their dues before they can get the bump up to the big projects. Steve Spielberg is one of those people. After toiling away on such instant duds as 1941, ALWAYS, and THE TERMINAL, I believe it’s time to give this stalwart filmmaker a shot at the big time. There is no guarantee that he will be able to handle a production of this magnitude, but sometimes you just have to take a chance on people.
Bill Condon – This brilliant filmmaker has gone from such highs as GODS AND MONSTERS and KINSEY to such lows as THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART ONE and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART TWO. In the middle he has also made DREAMGIRLS, THE FIFTH ESTATE, and the upcoming BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Clearly this is a man of great talent who has yet to understand the concept of the word “no”. If you offer him this movie, he will say yes. There is no possibility of him passing on this film because it’s not an option his marvelous brain can consider.
Colin Trevorrow – I’ll do anything to get him away from STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. Anything.