In case you haven’t had your fill of Justin Lin stories for the week, we’ve got one more for you. Yesterday we reported that Fast Six will be the director’s next film, and he’s no longer attached to direct the Highlander reboot. Today word comes that he’s already got the final scene from Fast Six done. Before he was even finished with Fast Five, the director storyboarded, pre-vised and cut the 12-minute final sequence for the next installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
Lin is a busy man these days, as the smashing success of Fast Five brought him movie offers galore. He landed the next film in the Terminator franchise, and recently sat down with Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron for an unofficial meeting on the film. However, his follow-up to Fast Five will actually be Fast Six, to which he has already completed mapping out the final sequence (via Box Office Magazine):
“My whole thing is about respecting the audience and respecting the evolution of these characters—and they’ve grown and now the family is back together. And in many ways, some of the big pieces of Fast Six have already been discussed: I already have a 12-minute sequence done. I did it just as an exercise. I had it done before we were finished with Fast Five, actually. So I wanted to do that just to have it there and to be honest with you, I didn’t know if I was going to do a Fast Six. I didn’t know if people were going to embrace Fast Five and we were going to have an opportunity. But I felt like I really wanted to make sure that the last scene, which I had talked to Vin about countless times—I wanted to make sure that was done. So actually I boarded it, I pre-vised it, and I cut it. So it’s funny, when we were in Atlanta shooting it, I already had the end sequence to Fast Six done. And that was what I wanted to work towards.”
Any way you slice it, Fast Six is sure to be fairly epic. I was wholeheartedly entertained by Fast Five, so it’s promising to hear Lin is so excited about the next installment. To read what Lin had to say about the final sequence in Fast Five that came as a welcome surprise to fans of the franchise, head over to Box Office Magazine to read the entire interview. Fast Six is set to be released on May 24th, 2013.