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Justin Lin is associated with high octane fare, having helmed four entries in the Fast And Furious franchise… Captain Kirk and his team have certainly seen many a scrape… But in what some might view as a surprise move, Lin is heading to Starfleet Academy as he takes over from Roberto Orci as director on Star Trek 3. Not much is known about what the threequel will involve, though it’ll probably see Lin reuniting with John Cho (Sulu) – the pair previously worked together on Shopping For Fangs and Better Luck Tomorrow.
While action fans are doubtless well-catered for, a slight note of caution can be sounded when it comes to the interplay between the crew. Lin has brought us dramas like Annapolis with James Franco but is he the right man to succeed J.J.Abrams, who delivered intelligence as well as explosions? The answer may lay in an unlikely place. »
- Steve Palace
HBO has been eyeing Lin to direct, an minimum, the first two episodes of True Detective’s next season, according to Deadline. When approached to weigh in on Lin’s potential involvement, HBO declined to comment.
All eight episodes of True Detective’s debut season were directed by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre). Fukunaga was celebrated for his talents in the critically lauded TV series at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards, where he received the Outstanding Director for a Drama Series award, beating out Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire), Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), David Evans (Downton Abbey), Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) and Carl Franklin (House of Cards).
In addition to a number of Fast and Furious movies, »
Howdy ladies and gentleman For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to go ahead and take a look at a rather unique A-lister. Someone who vacillates between humongous Hollywood blockbusters and odd little independent films, always doing his own thing. The A-lister in question? None other than James Franco. He’s many things to many people, but he’s unquestionably a star. He’s given a few incredibly good performances, but he’s never a boring actor to watch. He’s easily one of Tinseltown’s most interesting actors to follow. Almost constantly engaging in some form of art, Franco is at his core, just that…an artist. He may be a bit of a weirdo to some, but he’s an A-lister regardless and deserves this tribute. Franco wasn’t always considered a “weird” star. He got his start basically as a heartthrob. He first came on to »
- Joey Magidson
3 items from 2014
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