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Not many film series kick into high gear (pun intended) so late in the game, but the fact that Fast Five gave new life to the aging Fast and Furious franchise is a testament to the films’ appeal as well as the direction of Justin Lin. The filmmaker may have turned down the chance to direct his fifth consecutive entry in the series (allowing James Wan to step in), but he certainly has no shortage of options for his next project.
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- Robert Yaniz Jr.
Justin Lin is in the blank-check phase of his career. What he did with the Fast And Furious franchise was borderline miraculous: Tokyo Drift was once considered a potential direct-to-dvd vehicle, not the start of a transition that would turn that series from a B+ franchise into a bonafide sensation. Soon he.d earn the clout to receive some of the industry.s greatest opportunities. And by the time Furious 6 rolled around, he earned the clout to turn them down, departing from lucrative gigs for reboots of both the Terminator and Highlander series. His next picture is next summer.s untitled Bourne Identity sequel, though his next gig after that could be his most ambitious undertaking yet. Deadline is reporting that Lin is locked-in to direct a remake of The Shaolin Temple. The original, from 1982, details the revenge sought by the son of a slave worker seeking revenge against »
2 items from 2014
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