It’s said almost every time he signs for a project expressly because it bears repeating, but most who recognize his name already know the deal with Justin Lin: a lot of people want him to make their movie, and there are a lot of movies he wants to make. All of which is good for a seemingly-talented director, though you can only make one of these things at a time — and it sure isn’t as if all projects just wait for one man to come back at least two years later.
So I won’t tell you to be invested in the idea of this next project. (Not that I’d ever force one like so in the first place.) Anyway, Deadline report that he and producer Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Moneyball) are being brought in for WB’s currently-untitled project based on a recently-sold novel penned by Patrick Lee; plans call for it to be published next winter, and, in Hollywood’s favor, as the first of three books. An action tale — thus putting it right in Lin‘s wheelhouse — it centers on former special operative Sam Dryden, who takes it upon himself to protect a young girl chased down by “a powerful government agent intent on hunting her down.”
Save for the (merely potential) lack of fast cars, it is, again, part of Lin‘s wheelhouse. What you really have to ask, and ask deeply, is if he can actually make this happen when there are so many other options out there, even excluding something such as an inevitable Fast & Furious 7. The decision is his, and he’s nothing but a very lucky man for having to make that.
Do you see Lin making this soon down the line? Is anything about it particularly enticing?
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of […]
Today we have a special episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. In honor of James Gray‘s The Immigrant arriving on Netflix this week, we have an audio version of our full interview with the director, published in text form on the site during the film’s theatrical release. Conducted by co-host Nick Newman […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute