Vin Diesel reportedly wants original Fast & Furious director Rob Cohen to return to the franchise to helm Fast 8, according to El Mayimbe of Heroic Hollywood.
In 2001, Rob Cohen (Stealth, Dragonheart) launched the car-racing series with The Fast and the Furious. The film earned $207M at the worldwide box office, against a budget of $38M. A new franchise was born! Plus, it made Vin Diesel, who portrayed Dominic Toretto a Hollywood A-lister overnight.
That's why you can understand why Diesel may be campaigning for Cohen to come back to the series. Loyalty! As El Mayimbe's sources puts it, "What better way to end the last Fast trilogy than with the director who jump started it."
The man that introduced me to my producing partner Neal and who cast Jordana as my eternal sister... The one who allowed for such a powerful and blessed love with Michelle... And like a father, had created the brotherhood that would define a millennium. Rob Cohen... I hear you Pablo... #HappyTorettoTuesday
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Fast 8 is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on April 14, 2017.