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Justin Lin still attached to Terminator but will direct Fast Six next

08.12.2011by:

Justin Lin found himself in the enviable position of becoming one of the hottest directors in Hollywood after FAST FIVE became a critical and commercial success earlier this summer. Pretty much every upcoming franchise wanted him to direct their upcoming project. He was approached about DIE HARD 5 (he passed), a HIGHLANDER reboot (also a pass) and a fifth TERMINATOR film, which Lin happily is developing at Universal.

Lin is still hard at work on TERMINATOR telling The Playlist that he met with James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger earlier this week to brainstorm ideas for the film. But while he's still got TERMINATOR on the brain, it won't be his next film. That's reserved for FAST SIX or whatever they'll call the upcoming sixth FAST AND THE FURIOUS film.

Why return for another go at the FAST franchise? Lin says he was worried about the lack of creative control moving onto another franchise (DIE HARD, for example). Besides, as he told Movieline, he's already got 12-minutes of FAST SIX already pre-vizzed (is that a word?) and ready to go.

It's impressive to see a guy interested in finishing his run on a popular franchise and not just taking the big bucks to do something else. I'd love to see his take on TERMINATOR but agree that it's a way off and would love for all parties to really spend some time making sure they get it right. Because who needs yet another crappy TERMINATOR film?

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6:14PM on 08/12/2011

as long as

it's a direct sequel to Salvation, then I'm in. other wise, no more Terminator please.
Finish the damn trilogy!
it's a direct sequel to Salvation, then I'm in. other wise, no more Terminator please.
Finish the damn trilogy!
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12:12PM on 08/12/2011
Before "Fast Five", I really wouldn't have cared, but after: awesome.
Before "Fast Five", I really wouldn't have cared, but after: awesome.
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4:49PM on 08/12/2011

Excited about Fast 6, but...

As for terminator, didn't McG also claim he discussed his terminator ideas with Cameron, and later Cameron said he was done with the franchise and didn't know what McG was talking about. I imagine these directors chasing down Cameron on the street, with Cameron holding his hands over his ears saying "La,la,la, I can't hear YOU".
As for terminator, didn't McG also claim he discussed his terminator ideas with Cameron, and later Cameron said he was done with the franchise and didn't know what McG was talking about. I imagine these directors chasing down Cameron on the street, with Cameron holding his hands over his ears saying "La,la,la, I can't hear YOU".
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8:07PM on 08/14/2011
LOL! Nice. In Lin's case I hope that's not what happened!
LOL! Nice. In Lin's case I hope that's not what happened!
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10:48AM on 08/12/2011
I'm down with this! I love the Fast movies. They are definitely my guilty pleasure. I am excited to see what Lin will do with Terminator, the last one wasn't great in my opinion.
I'm down with this! I love the Fast movies. They are definitely my guilty pleasure. I am excited to see what Lin will do with Terminator, the last one wasn't great in my opinion.
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11:35AM on 08/12/2011

Spoiler...

Seeing as how the last movie ended he better return.

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Wanting to see how they explain that Letty is still alive...
Seeing as how the last movie ended he better return.

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER DONT READ

Wanting to see how they explain that Letty is still alive...
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12:16PM on 08/12/2011
Wait I don't remember seeing a part about her being alive... What did I miss?!?
Wait I don't remember seeing a part about her being alive... What did I miss?!?
12:59PM on 08/12/2011
After the credits start rolling there's a scene a little ways in where Eva Mendes talks to the Rock about ghosts and points out Letty in a picture taken during the events of the film. It'll be interesting to see this through as Dom is already with another woman and we haven't even caught up to Tokyo Drift yet.
After the credits start rolling there's a scene a little ways in where Eva Mendes talks to the Rock about ghosts and points out Letty in a picture taken during the events of the film. It'll be interesting to see this through as Dom is already with another woman and we haven't even caught up to Tokyo Drift yet.
1:06PM on 08/12/2011
I was too busy drooling over Eva wearing a sexy dress with a badge and a gun.
I was too busy drooling over Eva wearing a sexy dress with a badge and a gun.
11:13AM on 08/12/2011

Good for him....

If I were him though I would have taken DIE HARD 5 and returned the series back to its former glory.
If I were him though I would have taken DIE HARD 5 and returned the series back to its former glory.
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3:57PM on 08/12/2011
yea that's a quandry. Do you choose Die Hard, or Terminator. If Arnold is back onboard as a Terminator then I'm all for another Terminator!
yea that's a quandry. Do you choose Die Hard, or Terminator. If Arnold is back onboard as a Terminator then I'm all for another Terminator!
12:20PM on 08/12/2011
I'd watch anything Justin Lin does. This guy can filmmake.
I'd watch anything Justin Lin does. This guy can filmmake.
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4:27PM on 08/12/2011

Good.

But can he pull it off again. Could he do what he did with 5 and even up it more. Because number 5 was the best one I thought. The action, plot, acting, everything. IDK if you can top it.
But can he pull it off again. Could he do what he did with 5 and even up it more. Because number 5 was the best one I thought. The action, plot, acting, everything. IDK if you can top it.
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4:01PM on 08/12/2011
I'm really excited for another Terminator, as long as Arnold is back as a Terminator! I definitely think that Lin brainstorming with Cameron and Arnold is great!!
I'm really excited for another Terminator, as long as Arnold is back as a Terminator! I definitely think that Lin brainstorming with Cameron and Arnold is great!!
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6:54AM on 08/14/2011
Justin Lin is the Asian Hype Williams.
And everyone who liked Fast Five and thumbs down this post knows fuck all about movies.
Justin Lin is the Asian Hype Williams.
And everyone who liked Fast Five and thumbs down this post knows fuck all about movies.
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8:03PM on 08/14/2011
well apparently you just know everything, spouting off with your ignorant statement! Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I guess you just voiced yours. I happened to like the Fast Five series, and I KNOW I know a lot about movies. You Fail!
well apparently you just know everything, spouting off with your ignorant statement! Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I guess you just voiced yours. I happened to like the Fast Five series, and I KNOW I know a lot about movies. You Fail!
1:52AM on 08/15/2011
Hey what happened? I was up +3 and now I'm -1.
I guess it's The Attack Of The Nitwit Douchebags.
Hey what happened? I was up +3 and now I'm -1.
I guess it's The Attack Of The Nitwit Douchebags.
4:53PM on 08/12/2011

Please let the Terminator die

see above...but [link]
see above...but [link]
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11:25PM on 08/12/2011
The Terminator stuff sounds like bullshit. He's been talking about doing a movie with Universal but they don't own the rights. Megan Ellison has her hands on it on now.
The Terminator stuff sounds like bullshit. He's been talking about doing a movie with Universal but they don't own the rights. Megan Ellison has her hands on it on now.
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4:58PM on 08/12/2011
Not a fan of Lin's at all. To be blunt, I think he sucks and is far from the last person to take over the terminator franchise. I thought Fast Five was overrated, perplexingly stupid, and far too farfetched to be taken seriously. Ludacris, Tyrese, Paul Walker, and Vin Diesel as mastermind thieves and wheelmen? Huh? And too much awful Spanish hip hop... I liked the franchise when it was a tad more grounded... Maybe that wasn't the point but I'm not gonna be one those people who says "leave your
Not a fan of Lin's at all. To be blunt, I think he sucks and is far from the last person to take over the terminator franchise. I thought Fast Five was overrated, perplexingly stupid, and far too farfetched to be taken seriously. Ludacris, Tyrese, Paul Walker, and Vin Diesel as mastermind thieves and wheelmen? Huh? And too much awful Spanish hip hop... I liked the franchise when it was a tad more grounded... Maybe that wasn't the point but I'm not gonna be one those people who says "leave your brain at the door". I shouldn't have to leave my brain at the door. That mentality with filmmaking shouldn't be transfered to a franchise as important as Terminator. As matter fact, as much as I love Arnold, why the fuck is he so concerned with reprising his Terminator role? He's too damn old to look the part and will definitely be too old once Fast Six is all said and done.
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