F. Gary Gray Officially On Board For Furious 8

Following speculation earlier in the week, Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray confirmed today that he will direct the next Fast and Furious film via Twitter:

With that 2017 release date looming, Fast and Furious studio Universal was keen to lock down a director after previous directors in the series Justin Lin and James Wan declined to return. Gray delivered a surprise hit with Straight Outta Compton and met with star Vin Diesel on Monday, fueling rumors that turned out to be true.