Not surprisingly, considering how much he has on his plate, Justin Lin has exited Summit’s “Highlander” reboot. The home of ‘Twilight’ wanted to move quickly on the remake of the 1986 Queen music stumper, but Lin’s too preoccupied prepping a sixth “Fast & Furious” and developing the new “Terminator” movie to be bothered with immortal kilt donners right now. The Hollywood Reporter says Lin remains onboard the project as an executive producer.
Meanwhile Lin tells The Playlist that he’s definitely onboard “Fast Six”, the latest in Uni’s righteously-rich revhead series, and has been speaking to not only Arnold Schwarzenegger but James Cameron about his plans for the new “Terminator” movie.
“And James is so gracious because he’s not part of the project, he’s not going to be producing, but it was great of him just as a filmmaker to take time out to just talk.”
“That’s a franchise that I’m working on right now, but again, if I’m going to be kind of the gatekeeper to it, I want to make sure that I can hopefully build it up the right way – and so far that’s been the most fun. Just to be able to [pick] James Cameron’s brain and for him to be so open even though he has no stakes in it, just as a human being, that’s something that I will always remember as a part of my journey as a filmmaker.”
Lin also revealed in the interview that he knocked back the chance to direct “Die Hard 5″.
“For many of the projects, I feel very privileged, but I just know it wasn’t the right situation. And the first ‘Die Hard’ changed me as a kid when I watched it. But ‘Die Hard 5′ is just not something that I’m going to do, or I’m interested in.”
What do you think? Should Lin have passed on “Die Hard”.. particuarly for a sixth “Fast & Furious”!?
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.