Furious 7

Fast & Furious 8 has a director problem

A sequel to Furious 7 - currently the fifth highest-grossing film ever - has been slotted in for April 14, 2017, but it looks like the project is short of a director.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, franchise veteran Justin Lin and Furious 7's James Wan have both passed on directing the sequel.

Wan has apparently opted to make The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, whereas Lin has his hands full with Star Trek Beyond.