Universal announced today it has made a two-year term deal with Fast Five screenwriter Chris Morgan, who also penned the studio’s hits The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, and Wanted. Morgan most recently penned Universal’s upcoming 3D epic action-adventure 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada. The production agreement includes a first-look deal. He is already started on the script for the sixth installment of the Fast And Furious franchise. “Universal has been an amazing partner during the past few years,” Morgan said in the statement. “The confidence and support I’ve received from Adam Fogelson, Donna Langley and Jeff Kirschenbaum have meant so much to me professionally, and even more so personally. I’m incredibly excited by this evolution of our relationship and look forward to producing many great films together.” Uni co-chairman Donna Langley called Morgan “a talented and collaborative partner.” Morgan is currently assembling his production team, which will be housed on the Universal lot. He is currently developing three projects to produce: The Eye of the World, with Universal; The Vatican Tapes, with Lionsgate; and Heatseekers, with Platinum Dunes at Paramount.

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