Daniel Casey has been set to write the script for “Fast and Furious 9,” the ninth installment of Universal’s billion-dollar franchise.
This is big news as he becomes the first new writer on the movie series in over a decade as Chris Morgan has penned every ‘Fast’ film since 2006’s “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”.
Morgan is putting his focus on the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham-led spin-off “Hobbs & Shaw” which he’s writing and will produce.
“Fast 9” is set to be directed by Justin Lin who returns after sitting the two most recent films out. Vin Diesel is set to return as the star in the project which is slotted for a April 2020 release.