Fast X, Director Louis Leterrier: “I Wanted It to Be More Rooted in Reality”

During an interview with Esquire Middle East, the director of Fast X Louis Leterrier explained that his approach to the film with Vin Diesel takes a completely different direction than the ninth chapter directed by Justin Lin. He won’t be able to outrun the cars flying through space but there will be spectacular scenes.

“I had to commit. What I wanted to do with Fast X, because it’s very much my style, was ground it more in reality. I wanted, no pun intended, to land it on Earth. In 9 they went into space and I was like ‘Okay, they went to space, there’s no way I can top that.’ But what I can do is do things we’ve never done before, like rolling a ton bomb: a real metal ball from a ton on the streets of Rome, and I hope I don’t destroy the Colosseum,'” said the director. Before watching Fast X catch up on our review of Fast 9.

Louis Leterrier is a director known for his preference for special effects that reduce the use of CGI as much as possible.

Fast X picks up the story after the end of Fast 9, with Cipher (Charlize Theron) and Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa) teaming up to take on Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his team, supported by Brian.

Also starring Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, and Nathalie Emmanuel, with John Cena and Scott Eastwood.

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