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Vin Diesel: Final 'Fast & Furious' trilogy will end saga

By Wade Sheridan
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Vin Diesel: Final 'Fast & Furious' trilogy will end saga
Cast member Vin Diesel attends the premiere of his new motion picture crime thriller "Furious 7" at TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on April 1, 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Actor Vin Diesel announced on Facebook Sunday that he plans on producing one final Fast & Furious trilogy, as the last chapter in the popular action-packed franchise.

"Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision... they have been like family," Diesel wrote. "I promised the studio I would deliver one last trilogy to end the saga."

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Diesel, 48, says he is currently looking for a director to helm the latest entry, Fast & Furious 8 set to release in theaters on April 14, 2017.

"My producing partner Neal [Moritz] would love for me to just sign off on a director, but this is too special a franchise, so these matters have to be very carefully handled," Diesel wrote. "To be clear, NO ONE has been offered to helm Fast 8 yet... let alone seen a script." According to Diesel, he will announce the "directors" for the final trilogy of films with his next Facebook post.

The fans of the Fast & Furious SAGA are the best fans in the world... Since I became the Producer in 2008, you have been...

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Posted by Vin Diesel on Friday, September 25, 2015

Diesel has a history of announcing new film projects on social media as he took to Instagram in August to announce that a new xXx sequel would start shooting in December.

The actor will next be seen in The Last Witch Hunter which hits theaters on Oct. 23.

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