It's official! Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray has confirmed, via Twitter, that he will be directing Universal's eight installment in the Fast & Furious movie franchise.
"Cant ask for better partners than Vin [Diesel], Neal [Moritz] & Universal," Gray tweeted. "Excited to bring u the next chapter of the #FastFamily saga."
Several days ago, Gray met with franchise star Vin Diesel regarding the open directing position. The meeting went well as the two posed for a photo with smiles beaming across their faces. Hours later THR reported that Gray entered into exclusive negotiations to become the Fast & Furious 8 director.
Gray previously directed Diesel in the 2003 film A Man Apart. That same year, Gray also directed The Italian Job remake starring Mark Wahlberg, a film that had some thrilling car chase scenes. The experience Gray acquired from those elaborate sequences will serve him well when he tackles the next Fast & Furious movie.
Check out Gray's tweet below.
Fast 8 is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on April 14, 2017.