Between directing Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2016 motion/comedy “Grimsby” and his journey to Thra on “Age of Resistance,” it seems Louis Leterrier practically landed an invitation to the Toretto household’s perennial barbeque. It’s the identical motive he was cautious to not get his hopes up earlier than signing on the dotted signal for “Fast X.” In his personal phrases:
“I’ve been down this road before. I mean, literally, there was one of the ‘Fast and the Furious’ where I had the job, and then something happened and I didn’t have the job.”
Leterrier confirmed he meant 2017’s “The Fate of the Furious,” which was in the end directed by F. Gary Gray. “I thought my heart would be broken again, so I didn’t get attached,” Leterrier added.
Gray, in some ways, is a talented workman like Leterrier, so you may see why the pair wound up being front-runners on “The Fate of the Furious.” That being stated, as a Black filmmaker with a background in music movies and well-received heist thrillers like “Set It Off” and “The Italian Job” to his title, Gray in all probability learn because the stronger match for “Fast & Furious” anyway. So that, too, might need performed a task in Universal choosing him for the job over Leterrier.
Whatever the case, Leterrier finally acquired to shoot his shot with “Fast X” and has already been invited again for “Fast 11.” Honestly, because the director who’s introduced some really absurd moments to life on the massive display screen (imagine me after I let you know this decidedly NSFW “Grimsby” scene will stay burned into your reminiscence without end), maybe Leterrier was all the time destined to helm what everybody appears to agree is certainly probably the most outrageous “Fast & Furious” film but.
“Fast X” is now taking part in in theaters.