Fast X director says he Wrote the Third act in Just One Night. Louis Leterrier, the French film director best known for his work on Now You See Me and The Transporter, was called upon to step in after the exit of Justin Lin as the director of Fast X, the latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. In an interview, Leterrier shared his experiences during those hectic days after his hiring.
The production of Fast X was already characterized by its fast-paced and chaotic nature, and with Lin’s departure, the film needed a new director. Leterrier took on the challenge, embracing the opportunity to bring his unique vision to the franchise.
However, his role was not limited to directing. Leterrier was also tasked with rewriting the entire third act of the film, a pressure that many directors would find daunting. Despite this, Leterrier took it in stride, bringing his creative vision to the film and elevating it to new heights.
With his extensive experience in the film industry, Leterrier was able to handle the challenges of the hectic production schedule and bring the film to its successful release. His willingness to step in and his ability to control the pressure is a testament to his talent and commitment to filmmaking.
Louis Leterrier Wrote the Third act in Just One Night
Speaking to Variety magazine at the film’s premiere, Leterrier revealed that he had to rewrite the entire third act during the flight to the film’s set.
I read the script four times on the plane, and I said I had some ideas, and they said ‘great, because the whole third act is changing. Can you rewrite it tonight?’ I was literally on no sleep. I’d been on no sleep for days.
Obviously, this was not going to be set in stone. But I was like, ‘okay, yeah, I’ve got some ideas,’ and started writing. And obviously, since the third act was changing, I needed to change the first act. And when you rewrite the third act, and the first act, the second act has to go. So basically I had to on the fly rebuild the airplane.
However, Louis Leterrier revealed that all the effort had been rewarded after meeting Vin Diesel on the set of the film. “You see this mountain of a man, bald head, muscles, you hear the voice and he turns to you, looks you straight in the soul, and says, ‘Welcome to the family, brother.'”