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Director Justin Lin will be the director of the 'Fast and Furious 9'. Lin directed 4 Fast movies before and this could be the end of the franchise drawn by Lin. But the major change noticed in the crew was the replacement of script-writer Chris Morgan, who had been the chief writer of the franchise, writing every single movie since the third installment, 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Casey is a rising scribe who wrote 'Kin', a sci-fi thriller produced by 21 Laps and being released by Lionsgate on August 31. One script that generated buzz for the writer, and which sources say was a factor in Casey nabbing the Fast gig, was The Heavy, a subversive take on the superhero genre that J. J. Abrams is producing for Paramount. That project landed a director last week and is on the fast track. Lin, whose Fast titles have grossed almost $2 billion dollars, is seen as the filmmaker who took a movie series based on street racing culture and took it to new heights, turning it into a global action franchise.
Chris Morgan hasn’t left completely, he just switched vehicles. He is now writing and producing the tentatively titled Hobbs and Shaw, the Furious spinoff to star Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Neal Moritz is producing via his Original Film banner, Diesel through his One Race Films, and Lin via his Perfect Storm Entertainment. Vin Diesel is set to return as the star in the project that is slotted for a April 2020 release.