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Justin Lin Overhauls Pse; Mary Lee In, Troy Poon Exits

Justin Lin Overhauls Pse; Mary Lee In, Troy Poon Exits
Exclusive: Justin Lin's Perfect Storm Entertainment is revamping its feature division, with the company bringing back Mary Lee to run Pse Film after Troy Craig Poon’s departure. Lee will work alongside Lin in building the film slate with the team of Ernesto Foronda, Elizabeth Urwin and Josh Henson. This comes as the TV banner had a strong year under Danielle Woodrow, with Pse closing a two-year overall deal with Sony. Lee previously ran The Walcott Company for Max Winkler
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Justin Lin Drives Towards Hot Wheels Film

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond) has signed on to direct Hot Wheels for Legendary Pictures. The Hot Wheels film is based on the popular toyline from Mattel. Lin will develop and produce the film through his Perfect Storm Entertainment production banner.

Directors McG and Simon Crane were previously attached to Hot Wheels. Lin helmed this summer's Star Trek Beyond for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious films. 

Lin and his producing partner Troy Craig Poon, and Legendary Pictures will search for a screenwriter to pen Hot Wheels. Lin is expected to film Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James for Warner Bros. Pictures. 

Mattel Toys is starting to follow in Hasbro's footsteps by adapting feature-length films based on their popular toy brands. The first major film project is Max Steel, from one of Mattel's action figure lines, which is opening October 14. Various movie
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Hot Wheels Movie Gets Fast and Furious Director Justin Lin

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Hot Wheels Movie Gets Fast and Furious Director Justin Lin
Mattel is hoping they can enjoy the same success Hasbro has by bringing their toys to the big screen. Just like Hasbro did with Transformers, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is developing a Hot Wheels movie with his production company Perfect Storm Entertainment. The project is reportedly in the very early stages, but Lin is attached to direct the movie for Legendary Pictures.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, also revealing that Justin Lin and his company Perfect Storm will have the option to co-finance the movie. The director and his partner Troy Craig Poon, along with Legendary, are reportedly searching for a writer to board the project and bring Hot Wheels to life. The report also notes that this project will not be Justin Lin's next directorial effort, as it is still very early in the development process. He is also attached to Space Jam 2, so perhaps
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Legendary Appoints Star Trek Beyond Director Justin Lin To Helm Hot Wheels

Star Trek Beyond helmer Justin Lin is returning to the realm of petrolheads and piping hot automobiles for Hot Wheels, the long-in-development feature film based on Mattel’s lucrative toyline.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Lin, no stranger to the genre after a long career on Universal’s Fast and Furious franchise, has struck a deal to direct, develop and produce the adaptation via his Perfect Storm Entertainment banner, lending the project its first tangible lease of life since 2014. Then, it was director Simon Crane who came attached to Hot Wheels at Legendary, after the studio had snapped up rights from Columbia some years before.

That all changes today. With Lin at the helm and his producing partner Troy Craig Poon by his side, the search is on for a writer to steer Hot Wheels onto the starting grid as Legendary eyes a sizeable blockbuster. Falling into
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‘Hot Wheels’ Movie Coming From Justin Lin

‘Hot Wheels’ Movie Coming From Justin Lin
Justin Lin is getting into the driver’s seat for another car-based project. The Fast and Furious director has been set to steer Legendary’s Hot Wheels movie, based on the popular toy line from Mattel. THR reports Lin has just closed his deal for Hot Wheels. In addition to directing, Lin will also produce via Perfect Storm Entertainment with Troy Craig Poon. […]

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Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm Production Banner Expands with Several Key Hires

Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm Production Banner Expands with Several Key Hires
As its development slate grows, Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment shingle has made several key hires; bringing on Ben Shields Catlin as Svp Film and TV; Mary Lee as Svp Film & TV, and Eric Brassard as Director of TV Development. In addition, the company has promoted Elizabeth Urwin to Coordinator.

Catlin comes to Pse from Im Global where he acted as senior VP of production and acquisitions and was an integral part of the foreign sales team on Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “Silence.”

Prior to joining Pse, Lee ran Jake Johnson and Max Winkler’s production shingle The Walcott Company, based at 20th Century Fox TV through their overall deal with the studio.

Brassard spent the last year and a half at Sonar Entertainment working in series and longform development under Jenna Glazier and Tom Patricia. While at Sonar, Brassard worked on such projects as “South of Hell” for WeTV,
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Justin Lin’s ‘Hollywood Adventures’ Take Him To China

Justin Lin’s ‘Hollywood Adventures’ Take Him To China
Taiwan-born Justin Lin has made his first film in Asia since becoming a Hollywood sensation as director of four of the “Fast & Furious” franchise movies.

Lin is producer, alongside Chinese media tycoon Bruno Wu, on “Hollywood Adventures,” which released in China late last week and was the world’s fifth biggest movie this weekend according to Rentrak, with a $26 million opening.

In 2012 Lin and Wu formed a joint venture company, Perfect Storm Entertainment, which produced the picture alongside China’s Enlight Pictures. Enlight is also the distributor in China.

The film is an unusual hybrid and may be a model of things to come from China.

While the movie starred A-list Chinese talent including Zhao Wei and Huang Xiaoming, most of the crew, including director Timothy Kendall, and the writers, were American.

Hollywood’s Sung Kang from “Fast & Furious” plays a supporting role. Others making appearances include Robert Patrick, Simon Helberg
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Im Global picks up 'Hollywood Adventures'

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Exclusive: Im Global has picked up international rights outside the Us and South-East Asia to Chinese action comedy Hollywood Adventures, produced by Justin Lin.

Directed by Timothy Kendall, the Chinese and English-language film was mostly shot in Los Angeles and stars Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei and Vicky Zhao Wei. It was backed by Beijing-based Enlight Pictures and Bruno Wu’s Seven Stars Entertainment. A wide Chinese release has been scheduled for June 26.

In addition to Lin, producers on the film include Anne Clements, John Pierson and Lin’s partner in Perfect Storm Entertainment, Troy Craig Poon.

Im Global is also selling Wuershan’s big-budget adventure The Ghouls, co-produced by Wanda Pictures, Huayi Brothers and Enlight Pictures, at Cannes. “We’re seeing more of these big Chinese movies that in terms of production values and visual sophistication can compete with anything out there,” said Im Global chief Stuart Ford.

Under its output deal with Huayi Brothers, Im Global is also
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Chopper Director To Pen Justin Lin's Shaolin Temple Remake

Andrew Dominik, the New Zealand writer-director of Chopper, Killing Them Softly and the criminally under-seen western The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford will next write the screenplay for Shaolin Temple, the big-budget remake of the 1982 Shaw Brothers classic, for Justin Lin.The Fast And Furious director is currently in production on the latest instalment of The Bourne Identity franchise, but will then turn his attentions to this 3D reinterpretation of the film that debuted the talents of a young Jet Li more than three decades ago. Produced by Troy Craig Poon of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Bruno Wu of Seven Stars and Wang Changtian of Beijing Enlight Pictures, this Chinese co-production has already been tagged as a large scale tentpole release with...

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Andrew Dominik the Writing the Screenplay Justin Lin's 'Shaolin Temple' Remake

Sometimes I forget Andrew Dominik (Killing Them Softly, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) not only directs, but writes his films and now he's preparing to write a script for someone else and it's hardly one you'd expect. Deadline is reporting Dominik will pen the screenplay for a 3D remake of the 1982 Jet Li starrer The Shaolin Temple, with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) set to direct. The film tells the story of a slave worker who escapes from the cruel retainers of the emperor of the Tang dynasty. He seeks asylum at the Shaolin Temple and enters the monkhood and trains with the monks. His motivation, however, is far from saintly having promised to use the skill he learns for defense only, he seeks revenge on the man that murdered his father. When the project was announced back in 2014, Perfect Storm Entertainment, CEO Troy Craig Poon,
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Script News: Shaolin, Whites, Day, Highmore

Shaolin Temple

Andrew Dominik ("Chopper," "Killing Them Softly") has come onboard to write the Justin Lin-directed China-set 3D feature "Shaolin Temple" for Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures. Troy Craig Poon, Bruno Wu and Wang Changtian are producing.

A remake of the 1982 film which served as Jet Li's screen debut, the story is set in the period between China's Sui and Tang Dynasties. When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, the son of one of his slave workers escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor. [Source: Deadline]

The Whites

Sony Pictures is in negotiations to option the film rights to "Clockers" and "The Wanderers" author Richard Price's upcoming crime novel "The Whites" for Scott Rudin to produce.

The story follows detective Billy Graves, whose tainted past comes back to haunt him when he takes on a
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Andrew Dominik To Script ‘Shaolin Temple’ For Helmer Justin Lin

Exclusive: Here’s a China-set project worth getting excited about. Andrew Dominik, the writer-director of Chopper and Killing Them Softly, has been set to write the script for Shaolin Temple for Fast And FuriousJustin Lin to direct. The film is backed by Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures with Beijing Enlight also distributing. Troy Craig Poon of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Bruno Wu of Seven Stars and Wang Changtian of Beijing Enlight are producing.

The 3D film is a remake of the 1982 film which marked the screen debut of iconic martial artist Jet Li, and was based on Shaolin folklore and set during the transition period between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty. When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, the son of one of his slave workers escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor. This
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Wgn Taps Justin Lin to Furnish Their Radiant Doors

Ah, the future. Who knows what it holds. Wonders? Horrors? Both? One way to find out would be to have someone time travel back to us and give us the skinny, but who knows what kind of butterfly effect that would cause? Enter the new series from Wgn America.

Not sure how Dread-worthy this will turn out to be but Deadline is reporting that Gaumont International Television ("Hannibal") has teamed with filmmaker Justin Lin and his Perfect Storm Entertainment for "Radiant Doors."

The project, from writer Jeremy Doner ("The Killing"), has received a script against a series commitment, meaning that it would go straight to series if the pilot script gets Wgn’s approval. Lin is set to direct and executive produce with Doner and Perfect Storm’s Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon with Ryan Andolina serving as co-producer.

An adaptation of the short story by Michael Swanwick which
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Wgn America Developing Drama with Justin Lin, Gaumont

Wgn America Developing Drama with Justin Lin, Gaumont
Wgn America has partnered with Gaumont Intl. Television on a script against a series commitment for the hour-long drama “Radiant Doors.”

“Fast & Furious 6″ helmer Justin Lin will direct and “The Killing’s” Jeremy Doner will pen the adaptation of Michael Swanwick’s short story of the same name. The drama is said to follow how our society would handle a flood of refuges from a dystopian future.

Lin will also executive produce on behalf of his shingle Perfect Storm, along with the company’s Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon, with Ryan Andolina serving as co-producer.

“We have been wanting to work with both Justin and Jeremy and are so happy to have them come together on this project,” said Katie O’Connell, CEO for Gaumont Intl. Television, who made the announcement. “The award-winning short story really captivated all of us with its transcendent themes. Wgn has been so
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Wgn America In Script-To-Series Deal With Gaumont & Justin Lin For Dystopian Drama

Gaumont International Television (Hannibal) has teamed with filmmaker Justin Lin and his Perfect Storm Entertainment for Radiant Doors, a drama that has been set up at Wgn America. The project, from writer Jeremy Doner (The Killing), has received a script against a series commitment, meaning that it would go straight to series if the pilot script gets Wgn’s approval. An adaptation of the short story by Michael Swanwick, Radiant Doors is described as a gripping drama series exploring how our society deals with the sudden arrival of a flood of refugees from a dystopian future. Lin is set to direct and executive produce with Doner and Perfect Storm’s Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon, with Ryan Andolina serving as co-producer. “We have been wanting to work with both Justin and Jeremy and are so happy to have them come together on this project,” said Git CEO Katie O’Connell.
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Justin Lin to direct Radiant Doors

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Another high-profile film director is jumping into TV as La-based Gaumont International Television announced it has set up the hour-long drama Radiant Doors at Wgn with Perfect Storm Entertainment.

The deal is for a script against a series commitment. Lin will direct and serve as executive producer for Perfect Storm alongside Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon.

Leading screenwriter Jeremy Doner will also serve as executive producer. The project is based on an adaptation of the short story by Michael Swanwick about refugees in a dystopian future.

“We have been wanting to work with both Justin and Jeremy and are so happy to have them come together on this project,” said Gaumont International Television CEO Katie O’Connell.

“The award-winning short story really captivated all of us with its transcendent themes. Wgn has been so impressive with their early slate and they are the perfect partner for us.”
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The Wolf of Mean Streets; Focus Features Taps Justin Lin for Times Square

The Universal folks are keeping their enemies close and their family members in-house. Justin Lin, who has been working with asphalt skidmarks (Fast & Furious items), will, according to Variety, step onto the Focus Features lot for Times Square. The old Focus Features would place their sole thriller in the late August dumping season slot, while it looks like the new Focus strategy embraces the genre. Focus Features acquired the Taylor Materne & Jacob Rubin’s Black List (lower ranked) script for Lin to direct. Chernin Entertainment, Perfect Storm Entertainment’s Lin and Troy Craig Poon and Far Hills Pictures produce.

Gist: Set amidst the transformation of Times Square from New York’s seediest neighborhood to the commercialized Disneyland it is today, when a secret from his past is unearthed, a young man’s loyalties are divided between his neighborhood boss who raised him and the grizzled ex-cop who swore to protect him.
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Justin Lin To Helm "Times Square"

Justin Lin ("Fast Five") is slated to direct the crime thriller "Times Square" for Focus Features, Chernin Entertainment, Perfect Storm Entertainment and Far Hills Pictures.

Taylor Materne & Jacob Rubin penned the Black List script set in the last days of pre-gentrified Times Square.

A young man must choose between a neighbourhood crime boss that raised him, and a grizzled ex-cop who swore to protect him.

Lin and Troy Craig Poon are producing.

Source: Deadline
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Justin Lin Will Direct Crime Thriller 'Times Square'

Justin Lin Will Direct Crime Thriller 'Times Square'
With the Fast & Furious franchise in his rear-view mirror, Justin Lin has signed on to direct Times Square for Focus Features.

The story centers on a young man who is torn between the neighborhood crime boss who raised him, and the ex-cop who swore to protect him. The plot is set during the transition period where Times Square was transformed from a seedy neighborhood to the highly-commercialized tourist destination it is today.

Taylor Materne and Jake Rubin wrote the script, which landed on the 2012 Black List. Justin Lin is also producing with Troy Craig Poon for Perfect Storm, alongside Chernin Entertainment and Far Hills Pictures. No production schedule was given.

Justin Lin is attached to direct the Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel for Universal Pictures. He is currently directing the pilot episode of Scorpion for CBS.
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‘Fast and Furious’ Director Justin Lin on ‘Times Square’

‘Fast and Furious’ Director Justin Lin on ‘Times Square’
Fast and Furious” director Justin Lin is heading for “Times Square,” signing for the crime thriller project at Focus Features.

Producers for “Times Square” are Chernin Entertainment, Perfect Storm and Far Hills Pictures. Lin and Troy Craig Poon are producing for Perfect Storm.

The script by Taylor Materne and Jake Rubin was named on the 2012 Black List.

The story is set amidst the transformation of Times Square from a seedy neighborhood to the current commercialized area, where a young man’s loyalties are divided between his neighborhood boss who raised him and the ex-cop who swore to protect him.

Lin is currently directing “Scorpion” for CBS and is attached for the next Bourne film for Universal.

Materne and Rubin are represented by Wme, Oasis Media Group and lawyer Howard Abramson. Lin is repped by CAA, Cinetic Management and Sloss Eckhouse Law Co.

News was first reported by Deadline.com.
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