Mum wants Vin to helm F8

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood action star Vin Diesel’s mother Delora Vincent wants him to direct the next film in Fast & Furious franchise.

The search for a director of Furious 8 has been on for some time since James Wan, who helmed Furious 7, chose not to return for the eighth instalment.

Diesel, 48, shared a lengthy post of Facebook quoting his mother’s suggestion for him to turn director, said The Hollywood Reporter.

“I will share something crazy that my mother said six months ago after the studio had me announce the date for 8 to the world... ‘Either you direct 8 yourself... Or don’t do it.

“She has seen first hand what I’ve done to make these movies defy expectations and become increasingly successful, even when the studio thought I was crazy... Haha,” the post read.

The franchise regular also suggested that he wants Rob Cohen, who helmed the first instalment to come back for the Furious 8 slated for 2017 release.