Louis Leterrier’s ‘The Takedown’ is already causing concern on ‘Fast X’

Nothing against Louis Leterrier, who by any measure is an able and successful filmmaker, but his announcement as the brand new director of Fast X hardly evoked widespread enthusiasm and unbridled excitement in the fandom in the wake of Justin Lin’s departure.

It at least dispelled any doubts that Vin Diesel would step in and lead the megaphone himself, but Leterrier’s appointment calls more than anything for “safe hands that can steady a sinking ship.” His carrier 2, The incredible Hulk, battle of the titansand Now you see Me were all profitable blockbusters with lots of action and visual effects, but they were hardly considered spectacular.

Coincidentally also the new buddy action comedy of the 48-year-old The takedown released today on Netflix, and it will no doubt have garnered a lot more attention than its last litmus test before diving into the wild and wonderful world of The Fast Saga. Unfortunately, early reactions weren’t all that great.

Not the most encouraging things to hear, especially when Fast X and The takedown both contain a number of superficial similarities; from hilarious banter between photogenic protagonists, glittering locations, crashing aerial shots, to crunching vehicle action and a popular bald actor starring.

Of course, a French-language crime thriller is miles from a Hollywood blockbuster rumored to gross up to $300 million for Universal, but there’s still a year to go before Fast X hits theaters.

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Brian Lowry

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