Despite a lack of superheroes, Universal Pictures continues to bolster its franchises. The studio is going hard to revive its classic monsters franchises–I’m hearing that Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski is being courted to get the Wolf Man howling again, after Uni rebooted The Mummy–but the most intriguing scenario I’m hearing is that the door has been reopened with director Justin Lin and Universal’s most valuable franchise, The Fast And The Furious films. Lin bowed out after 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. He passed the baton and signed on to direct the second installment of the Aaron Cross Bourne Identity spinoff, and horror hitmaker James Wan took over and directed the latest film, Furious 7. A lot has happened since Lin left the Fast & Furious vehicle, the one that seemed out of gas before he took over and directed four films that brought back the original cast. Wan signed to return and next direct The Conjuring 2, which takes him off the board for awhile.