Justin Lin Sets up Two-Year Deal with Universal; Developing FAST AND FURIOUS 6, LEADING MAN, and More

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Justin Lin has found tremendous success after this year’s Fast Five.  In addition to Fast and Furious 6 (which is May 24, 2013 unless Universal chickens out again and moves it to April), he’s signed to do the next Terminator film, the Western Brigands of Rattleborge, and the psychological drama We Disappear.  And now THR reports that Lin has set up a two-year development deal with Universal that will have him producing and possibly directing three more movies for the studio in addition to Fast 6.  Through his new production company Barnstorm Pictures, Lin will be developing the action-spy flick Leading Man, “an untitled project about a WWII Japanese American battalion that is the most decorated unit in American history”, and the sci-fi thriller we reported on back in June.  If that weren’t enough to keep him busy, he’s also developing an adaptation of Lone Wolf and Cub with Marissa McMahon and 1212 Entertainment.

Lin knows how to direct action although he’s not on my top-tier of action directors.  However, he does get a bit of a pass for directing the Community episode “Modern Warfare”, and since he’s clearly got a lot of films ahead of him, I’m hoping he makes some good ones (but I’m not holding out much hope for Fast & Furious 6).




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  • DonaldRowland

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  • ahmad030

    You’ve never seen A Bittersweet Life?

  • junierizzle

    Man, this dude sure built up some clout making some mediocre films.

  • JasonMan

    I really hope he gets to make that movie about the WWII Japanese American Battalion. Sounds like a really unique story that should be told.

  • Neo_3

    Are Lone Wolf and Cub, Brigands of Rattleborge and We Disappear with Lin’s new studio?

  • tk421

    This hack should not be let within one hundred feet of Lone Wolf and Cub”. He does not have any facility whatsoever with pacing, story and character which are crucial in Koike and Kojima’s epic manga. Nor does he have a visual aesthetic sophisticated enough to realize the original vision of “Lone Wolf and Cub” which as frenetic and chaotic as it could be was fairly subtle and meditative in many sections. Why didn’t Darren Aronofsky’s version of the manga ever come to fruition? Wasn’t there some labrynthine rights issues that couldn’t be surmounted? Have those issues been resolved? If so, why aren’t they pounding on Aronofsky’s door instead of shacking up with this corporate fuck.

    • Sandra

      A friend of mine at CAA tells me that Justin Lin’s Lone Wolf and Cub is going to stick close to the original manga. I’m all for it. Aronofsky planned to make it into a Western and I’m sorry, we already had enough of that with Road to Perdition. I’m interested to know who they’re casting, though. Who would be good for characters?

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