🚨Fast & Furious 9 Recruits Kin Writer Daniel Casey🚨 -
Universal has recruited screenwriter Daniel Casey to work on Fast & Furious 9. Chris Morgan took over writing duties on the Fast & Furious movies in the mid-2000s, starting with 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (the third film in the series after The Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious). Since Morgan is busy writing the Fast & Furious spinoff movie featuring Dwayne Johnson's Agent Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw, he will hand off the task of writing the ninth mainline Fast & Furious installment to Casey instead. Lin is now officially returning to the series for Fast & Furious 9, as was recently confirmed by franchise star Vin Diesel. THR reports that Casey will pen the script for the film, which is currently slotted for a 2020 theatrical release. Not much else is known about the movie at the moment, but Diesel has hinted that Africa will serve as one of the exotic backdrops this time around. Fast & Furious 9 will also set the stage for Fast & Furious 10 to end the primary series, according to longtime producer Neal Moritz. Casey's up and comer status helped land him the job of writing a Fast & Furious movie. In addition to writing the Baker brothers' sci-fi crime thriller Kin (a low-budget effort that has been making some noise ahead of its release this summer), Casey wrote the script for the mysterious superhero movie The Heavy. Described as being a "subversive" take on the genre, The Heavy is being produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and directed by Julius Avery, the filmmaker behind this fall's Overlord.