Justin Lin is set to direct a One-Punch Man adaptation for Sony following his departure from Fast X.
In April, Justin Lin notably stepped away from Fast X at the beginning of principal photography. Lin was originally going to direct the final two Fast and Furious films but departed the movie after having an alleged argument with Vin Diesel. Lin is still attached to the project as a producer. According to Deadline, Lin has found his next project, with the director set to helm and produce a live-action One-Puch Man film for Sony. The One Punch Man film is looking to start production by the end of the year.
‘One-Punch Man’ Moving Forward At Sony
Justin Lin’s One-Punch Man will be written by Venom scribes Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, with longtime Spider-Man producer Avi Arad also attached to the project. One-Punch Man started as a manga before getting an animated adaptation. The story follows Satama, a superhero who can defeat opponents with a single punch who seeks a new challenge.
Here is the synopsis for the Fast X predecessor, Justin Lin’s F9: The Fast Saga:
Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, this year’s The Suicide Squad).
F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tblisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.
Fast X, is being directed by Louis Leterrier and stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa, Daniela Melchior, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Alan Ritchson, and Rita Moreno.
Fast X is currently set to hit theaters on May 19, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Justin Lin’s One Punch Man, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.