- JUSTIN LIN SAYS NO TO HIGHLANDER AND TALKS ABOUT FAST SIX
Justin Lin (Fast Five) is no longer directing Summit Entertainment remake Highlander, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The trade adds’ that Lin will still be involved in the film but as an executive producer instead. The studio is now looking to find a new helmer for the film, which written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Since he signed on in September of 2009, Lin's career has taken off and he's become attached to Fast Six and a potential reboot of the Terminator franchise.
In related news, Lin tells Box Office Magazine that he already has a big sequence mapped out for Fast Six, which is scheduled for a May 24, 2013 release date.
"I already have a 12-minute sequence done. I did it just as an exercise. I had it done before we were finished with Fast Five, actually. So I wanted to do that just to have it there and to be honest with you, I didn't know if I was going to do a Fast Six. I didn't know if people were going to embrace Fast Five and we were going to have an opportunity. But I felt like I really wanted to make sure that the last scene, which I had talked to Vin about countless times—I wanted to make sure that was done. So actually I boarded it, I pre-vised it, and I cut it. So it's funny, when we were in Atlanta shooting it, I already had the end sequence to Fast Six done. And that was what I wanted to work towards."