After directing Fast X, which opens on May 19, Universal chose Louis Leterrier, director of Now You See Me and other
Transporter action films, to direct the 11th Fast & Furious film. Universal promises a Fast X sequel.
After two decades, Louis smoothly joined the Fast & Furious gang. Fast X is a high-octane thriller with all the action, emotion, and twists fans love.
We are thrilled that he will continue his magic in the director's chair," Universal Pictures president Peter Cramer stated.
Universal collaborated with Leterrier on The Incredible Hulk, and the director is known for big-budget,
effects-heavy films like Clash of the Titans and action blockbusters like the Transporter flicks starring Jason Statham.
He helped create The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, an Emmy-winning show. Fast & Furious has grossed $6 billion worldwide.