Live-action ‘One Punch Man’ film adaptation to be directed by Justin Lin of the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise
- Everyone’s favorite bald-headed superhero will be punching his way onto the big screen in a live-action adaptation of “One Punch Man” helmed by “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin.
- Lin will be joined by veteran superhero movie producers Avi and Ari Anrad and script writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pikner, who have previously worked on “Venom” and “Jumanji: The Next Level”.
- “One Punch Man” tells the story of Saitama, a superhero with the overpowered ability to completely obliterate any opponent with a single punch, which is often played up for comedic effect.
Everyone’s favorite bald-headed superhero will be punching his way onto the big screen in a live-action adaptation of “One Punch Man” helmed by “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin.
After revitalizing the “Fast & Furious” franchise by directing highly successful installments that shifted the series’ trajectory from street racers to superspies, Lin recently left the ”Fast” family, exiting as director of “Fast X,” and will steer Sony’s film adaptation of the immensely popular web-comic, manga and anime series.
- Vin Diesel’s behavior on set was reportedly partly to blame for Justin Lin’s departure from “Fast X.”
- Last week, Lin announced via the film’s official Instagram account that he is no longer directing the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise.
- Citing multiple sources, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Lin had had enough of the constant script revisions, Vin Diesel’s behavior and the overall filming process.
- Earlier, an unnamed source with “knowledge of the situation” told New York Daily News: “Diesel shows up late to the set. He doesn’t know his lines. And he shows up out of shape.
- Lin, who helmed five “Fast & Furious” films, is set to be replaced by “The Incredible Hulk” director Louis Leterrier for “Fast X.”
Reports have claimed that director Justin Lin left “Fast X” due to star Vin Diesel’s purportedly difficult behavior on set and after a “major disagreement” with the star during a meeting.
On April 26, the Taiwanese American filmmaker announced via the film’s official Instagram account that he is no longer directing the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise.
- Filmmaker Justin Lin announced on Tuesday that he will step down as director of the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise.
- His announcement was posted on the franchise’s official Instagram account just over a week after filming started.
- "With the support of Universal, I have made the difficult decision to step back as director of FAST X, while remaining with the project as a producer,” he wrote.
- Lin previously directed 2006’s “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” 2009’s “Fast & Furious,” 2011’s “Fast Five,” 2013’s “Fast & Furious 6” and last year’s “F9.”
- Lin’s replacement has yet to be announced.
Filmmaker Justin Lin has announced that he is no longer directing “Fast X,” the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise.
Lin, who co-wrote the film with screenwriter Dan Mazeau, made the surprise announcement on Tuesday via the film’s official Instagram account.
Filmmaker Justin Lin is set to make his directorial comeback for the next two installments of the “Fast & Furious” franchise.
Continuing his work on “Tokyo Drift” (2006), “Fast & Furious” (2009), “Fast Five” (2011) and “Fast & Furious 6” (2013), Lin is reportedly in “advanced talks” to helm the multi-billion-dollar franchise’ ninth and 10th films, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Justin Lin is set to direct a drama film based on “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”, a documentary on an immigrant family’s battle for justice.
The documentary, screened at the Toronto Film Festival in 2016, centers on the Sung family who owned the Abacus Federal Savings Bank in Manhattan’s Chinatown — the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 mortgage crisis that crippled the global economy.