UPDATE: A release date has officially been set for the untitled spin-off for July 26, 2019! This will push the release date for ‘Fast & Furious 9’ to April 10, 2020.

Production on the spin-off is slated to start in Summer 2018 once Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s busy schedule is cleared. A search for a director will start once the script is completed.

Stay tuned for more details.

SOURCE: Variety

After the record shattering box office opening weekend of ‘The Fate And The Furious’ last weekend with DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON and JASON STATHAM arguably the highlight of the film, Universal Pictures is reportedly moving forward with a SPIN-OFF for the duo!

Series writer CHRIS MORGAN will pen the script that will see Johnson’s ‘Luke Hobbs’ forming an unlikely partnership with Statham’s ‘Decker Shaw’.

The plan is to put this project on the fast track for release even before ‘Fast 9’. Look out for CHARLIZE THERON’s potential involvement with the spin-off as well to reprise her role as ‘Cipher’.

SOURCE: Deadline