Director Justin Lin gives update on TERMINATOR and FAST SIX
Fast Five director Justin Lin is currently in the process of developing a couple big movies at the moment that include the new Terminator film and the sixth Fast and Furious film. It will be interesting to see how each of these projects turn out. Arnold Schwarzenegger is attached to the new Terminator film and is expected to reprise the role that he made famous. As for Fast Six, it was previously announced that plan was going to be to move the focus of the films away from the fast cars, and turn it into a series of heist films.
In a recent interview with Movie Hole Lin gave an update on each of these film projects, and here's what he had to say about Fast Six and actor Lucas Black who starred in the third film Tokyo Drift. It looks like there's a chance he could return, which would be awesome. He one of my favorite characters in the franchise.
I love his character; that’s a little bit tough [though] because of the time line [Tokyo Drift being set after the events of these last two Fast movies]. We’re always looking [for a way to include him]. And I think with the way this franchise is going too, is that it is going to expand in a big way if people are going to embrace Fast Six. So, a lot of these characters, they’re going to live. They live in this universe and I believe that the ones that people… I mean a lot of people have always said, “Where’s Lucas Black? Where’s Lucas Black?” And he’s still in this universe, you know. And I don’t think he’s [disappeared] by any means.
Now here's what he had to say about the new Terminator film that he's trying to get off the ground, and where it currently stands.
On the Terminator movie being a sure thing:
Well, again, it’s gone through a change in ownership…I have a very clear idea because I’m a huge… There’s huge part of my life when I was a kid, I love that franchise and I have a very clear idea of what I want… If they’re going to do another one what that would be. And also, I think the other element that’s necessary is to really find the right group of people to execute that.
So again, I have my criteria set and if it’s not right, I shouldn’t make it. I think a lot of the stuff has been very good, we’ll see how everything fleshes out on that end too.
On who he's talk to that has been involved with the franchise:
Yeah. Megan [Ellison]‘s been great and I sit down and talk to Arnold and stuff and we’ll have to see. I mean it’s very early on. There’s no script or anything like that.
But it’s actually really good to be able to kind of articulate, and someone like Arnold obviously such… He’s so integral to do the franchise, to be able to have that kind of this close with him also.
On the character Sarah Connor:
I mean, Sarah Connor is such a big part of the franchise, you know. Yeah, I mean I’ve always been surprised how in part 3 she was just like… It was like one line and she was gone.
I think the great thing about this franchise is you have… You can actually have different canons because you have the element of time travel. So, there’s a way of kind of respecting all the works but also able to create a new time line.
What are your thought's on what Lin had to say in this interview? Would you like to see Lucas Black return for another Fast and Furious film? Are you excited about seeing a new Terminator film, and the possible return of Sarah Conner?