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Justin Lin sets a new deal at Universal, schedules a bunch of new films

08.23.2011
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Justin Lin could've used his newfound FAST FIVE clout to head off and direct a sequel or reboot at another studio, but Lin was so happy with his experiences at Universal he passed on a number of high-profile gigs (DIE HARD 5 among them) to sign a two-year deal at the studio for his new Barnstorm Pictures production company.

Lin has committed to directing FAST AND FURIOUS 6 in addition to setting up a number of new projects at Universal. One of those is an adaptation of the graphic novel "Lone Wolf and Cub," a project Darren Aronofsky was attached to many moons ago.

He's also got LEADING MAN, a spy flick, an untitled WWII project about a Japanese-American battalion and a sci-fi/crime thriller he's developing for director Robert Glickert. Top that off with a new TERMINATOR film, he's working on with Arnold Schwarzenegger that The Hollywood Reporter says isn't set at a studio just yet (but assume if Lin wants to make that his first post-FAST SIX project, Universal will put in a very healthy bid for the rights on his behalf).

Lest you think Lin has left his indie roots behind, the director is also working closely with Focus, Universal's indie arm, to develop projects for some up-and-coming directors hoping to give someone the same shot he got.

Lin is a very talented guy and, even better, he seems to be handling his success the right way. I never thought I'd say this sentence but I'm really looking forward to FAST SIX and that's a testament to Lin.

Source: THR

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3:53PM on 09/16/2011

Justin Lin's Lone Wolf and Cub

I would love to see Lone Wolf and Cub produced by an American company. All the comic book movies coming out lately have been pretty good, so I imagine it couldn’t be that hard to make an awesome movie from LW&C. I have total faith in Justin!
I would love to see Lone Wolf and Cub produced by an American company. All the comic book movies coming out lately have been pretty good, so I imagine it couldn’t be that hard to make an awesome movie from LW&C. I have total faith in Justin!
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9:55PM on 08/23/2011

I like the guy but everyone suddenly thinks he's a great director?

come on now, 90% of people talked shit about him and hated him constantly up until Fast Five, now 'oh he's a great directed, SUPER talented!' I like the guy, I've always liked his work but I know for a fact I was in the minority... until now all of a sudden
come on now, 90% of people talked shit about him and hated him constantly up until Fast Five, now 'oh he's a great directed, SUPER talented!' I like the guy, I've always liked his work but I know for a fact I was in the minority... until now all of a sudden
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6:37PM on 08/23/2011
He is a great director indeed & deserves all his success & recognition & clearly hasn"t forgotten his roots & ya gotta respect his commitment to the Fast & Furious franchise since it put him well up on the map...I'd like to see what he does with the Terminator franchise to ressurect it much like the Fast franchise.
He is a great director indeed & deserves all his success & recognition & clearly hasn"t forgotten his roots & ya gotta respect his commitment to the Fast & Furious franchise since it put him well up on the map...I'd like to see what he does with the Terminator franchise to ressurect it much like the Fast franchise.
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4:35PM on 08/23/2011
This guy is representing me. A good Asian director making it big in hollywood and handling it right. He also made Better Luck Tomorrow, which was an excellent film. His career is going straight perfect. I also cannot wait for Fast Six because of him. He handles action very well.
This guy is representing me. A good Asian director making it big in hollywood and handling it right. He also made Better Luck Tomorrow, which was an excellent film. His career is going straight perfect. I also cannot wait for Fast Six because of him. He handles action very well.
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