‘Kick-Ass 2′ Director Jeff Wadlow Will ‘Go Fast’ For Sony

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Comic book fans may be psyched for Kick-Ass and Hit Girl to return to the big screen in next month’s Kick-Ass 2, but how casual moviegoers will approach the sequel to director Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 hit remains a bit of a question mark. If it succeeds, the film could re-awaken Hollywood’s interest in R-rated comic book films (Deadpool, anyone?). However, Kick-Ass 2 has already provided quite the boost to its writer/director, Jeff Wadlow.

The filmmaker – whose only previous feature-length directorial credits are the 2005 horror film Cry_Wolf and the 2008 action drama Never Back Down – was recently announced as the writer (and potential director) of Fox’s planned X-Force film. The studio is largely expected to divulge further details on that project at Comic-Con 2013 this weekend, but in the meantime, it looks like Wadlow has added another project to his to-do list.

According to Deadline, Wadlow will direct an action film called Go Fast for Sony Pictures. The film – written by xXx screenwriter Rich Wilkes – reportedly centers on the ocean-bound struggle between DEA agents and drug smugglers and aims to do for high-velocity watercraft what the Fast and Furious franchise has done for fast cars, namely transform them into box office gold.

Fast and Furious 6 Car Chase Kick Ass 2 Director Jeff Wadlow Will Go Fast For Sony

Considering that Vin Diesel initially left the Fast and Furious franchise to star in xXx, it’s interesting to hear that Wilkes is scripting a film that is essentially being described as “Fast and Furious on water.” The concept certainly has the potential for plenty of ocean-soaked thrills, but it may be a bit of a harder sell than the more universal idea of driving fast cars. Then again, if The Fast and the Furious could manage to break the world of underground street racing into the mainstream…

At this time, there’s no indication when Go Fast is aiming to begin production, but it’s possible that Wadlow’s involvement in the film could preclude him from taking the directorial reins on X-Force. If the buzz surrounding Kick-Ass 2 (at least behind the scenes) is truly behind Wadlow’s sudden popularity (it’s worth noting that he was once rumored to direct Fast & Furious 7), Fox would be wise to rearrange their plans for the future of the X-men franchise in order to bring Wadlow into the director’s chair. After all, the last time they let a director slip through their fingers the world ended up with X-men: The Last Stand.

What do you think of the idea behind Go Fast, Screen Rant readers? Does the world of fast boats sound like as much fun as fast cars? Sound off in the comments below.


Stay tuned to Screen Rant for the latest on Go Fast as this story develops.

Source: Deadline

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  1. As long as it won’t be a mere rehearsing of Fast & Furious plot, it would be at least interesting.

  2. lets see….Speedboats….or X-FORCE. How in the world is this even a debate? Maybe im just bias because I am dying for Deadpool to finally be in the movies….but really??? a Fast and furious retread ( no pun intended) cmon Hollywood pull your head out of your A$$. Sharknado is getting a sequel and we still have yet to see Deadpool on screen.


  3. The Wet and The Wild

  4. In no way whatsoever does this sound like a bunch of executives sitting round a table in front of a drawing board. Hours pass by as they discuss golf courses and the best restaurants near by (and whose turn it is to pick up the tab) before they settle down to work.

    “How about Fast and Furious but with, you know, boats!”

    Cue pay rises, high fives and lit cigars. The only surprise is no one added the line:

    “But, you know, for kids!”

    • ahaha nailed it.

  5. I call dibs on Fly High. You know, jets! Taking offers Sony.

    • How bout Fast & Furious except with bikes?

      • You mean Torque?

  6. Sounds like Speed 2 all over again.

  7. 2 words. speed 2

  8. {picture}: “Whatever doesn’t float your boat.}