Director Justin Lin quit his role in the 10th Fast and Furious movie last month – and now inside sources claim it was down to a “major disagreement” with franchise star Vin Diesel.
In a statement posted to the franchise’s official social media accounts last week, Lin shared that he made the “difficult decision” to step down from his position just days after production began on Fast X
Lin has directed five of the lucrative films in the auto racing franchise and is returning for the ninth time last year after a two-film hiatus. F9.
He also co-wrote the latest installment with Dan Mazeau and will continue to serve as a producer on the film.
The Hollywood Reporter has now quoted a source as describing a “major disagreement” that allegedly took place on March 23.
The couple reportedly had disagreements over the fact that the script was constantly changing – this was partly because a key location could no longer be filmed due to the war in Ukraine and because one of the villains has not yet been cast.
Lin had reportedly believed he would have a finished script by the time filming began, while the Universal and Diesel studios encouraged further changes.
Corresponding the hollywood reporter, A four-person meeting began with Diesel having new notes and “ended with a slammed door.”
A source said, “Justin finally had enough and said, ‘This movie isn’t worth my sanity.'”
A Universal spokesperson told the publication, “Any creative differences that led to Justin Lin’s exit lay with the studio, not other producers, cast or crew.”
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The Independent has reached out to Universal, Lin and Diesel for comment.
Louis Letterrier (Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and the Transporter films) will reportedly be Lin’s successor as director.
Lin isn’t the only person Diesel reportedly feuded with on the set of the Fast and Furious films.
He was also embroiled in a long-running war of words with former franchise star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who left the film series last summer. “I wish them the best,” Johnson said.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/vin-diesel-justin-lin-fast-furious-b2070599.html Fast and Furious director Justin Lin quit the franchise after “major disagreements” with Vin Diesel, according to reports