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Why Justin Lin Must Direct the Last Films of the 'Fast and Furious' Saga, According to Jordana Brewster

Justin Lin is a significant part of the Fast and Furious film franchise. He first joined the team to direct the 2006 release, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. That film is the lowest earner of the bunch, taking in about $159 million worldwide, but from there it was up, up, up. Lin’s next Fast film, 2009’s Fast & Furious, brought the series a step closer to blockbuster status and then Fast Five essentially launched it into the stratosphere, putting it on the path of becoming one of the highest earning film series out there. Lin then solidified that status with the hugely successful 2013 release, Fast & Furious 6.
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How Do You Spend a $200M Movie Budget? We Asked F9 Director Justin Lin.

When COVID-19 knocked the movie industry into a coma, studios sitting on multimillion-dollar properties faced only bad choices: delay releases, defy logic and open in a handful of theaters instead of thousands, or give up theatrical paydays for unknown and unreliable streaming revenue. Universal tried streaming with Trolls World Tour,...
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F9’s Justin Lin Was ‘Baffled’ And ‘Upset’ Over Han, But Knows How He’ll Get Justice For Han

The coming release of F9 brings the highly anticipated return of Sung Kang’s Han Lue following the social media movement #JusticeForHan. Since the F9 trailer shockingly revealed Kang’s involvement in the next Fast and Furious movie and promised “justice is coming” for the Tokyo Drift character, the plotline has become one of the most hotrod topics of the coming film that coincides with director Justin Lin’s return to the franchise.
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Why The Rock Could Come Back For Fast And Furious 10, According To Justin Lin

People come and go through the Fast and Furious saga, whether it’s characters on the screen, or filmmakers in the director’s chair. Justin Lin, for example, returns to the franchise after sitting out Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious, and he’s making sure that Sung Kang’s thought-deceased racer Han is able to come back to the mix. Knowing that the Fast saga is working its way to a two-part finale that is expected to close off this segment of the story, the ReelBlend podcast wanted to know if The Rock was on the “table,” so to speak, in terms of coming back for the conclusion, and Lin tells us why he thinks that’s possible in the exclusive clip above.
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‘F9’ Director Justin Lin Isn’t Counting Out The Rock Returning For ‘Fast And Furious 10’

I have not had the pleasure of watching F9 yet, so for all I know, Luke Hobbs appears in the post-credits scene. But considering the ninth film in the completely ridiculous (not an insult) Fast and Furious franchise was released last month overseas and I haven’t heard a peep about Dwayne Johnson being in it, I’m guessing Dominic Toretto will have a convoluted explanation for his post-Hobbs & Shaw absence. That doesn’t mean he’s been kicked out of the family, however (even if Vin Diesel might want him gone).
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Sung Kang and Justin Lin on the road to 'justice for Han,' and what it means to them

This month, the Fast & Furious franchise turns 20, and the beloved character of Han isn't that far behind. The first time that director Justin Lin and actor Sung Kang created the smalltime criminal with a large appetite, it wasn't for the Fast at all. It was actually for 2003's Better Luck Tomorrow, their celebrated low-budget drama about a group of Asian American high school students who develop a taste for the wrong side of the law.
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Justin Lin Thinks The Rock, Jason Statham Could Return For Fast 10

The Rock and Jason Statham may not be in F9: The Fast Saga, but Justin Lin isn’t counting them out for part 10 yet. Lin spoke with Cinema Blend for a new interview and was asked about the possibility of the The Rock, who branched off into his and Statham’s own spinoff franchise with Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, coming back for the tenth film.
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FAST AND FURIOUS Director Justin Lin To Helm a New Heist Series For Universal TV

Fast and Furious franchise director Justin Lin is set to helm and executive produce an upcoming untitled female-led heist series for Universal TV. The project was co-created by Nick Wootton and Jake Coburn and it’s described as “a pulse-pounding, high-stakes two-hander about Elena Federova, a recently captured international arms dealer and brilliant criminal mastermind who orchestrates a number of coordinated bank heists throughout New York City for a mysterious purpose, and Val Fitzgerald, the principled, relentless and socially outcast FBI agent who will stop at nothing to foil her ambitious plan.”
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‘F9’ Director Justin Lin on Returning to the Series and How You Top a Rocket Car [Interview]

When Justin Lin was directing 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, the idea of bringing the action series to an end was a pipe dream. Lin was preparing to exit the Fast and Furious franchise, moving on to direct a Star Trek film and episodes of prestige TV like True Detective, and the concept of bringing the Fast and Furious movies to a satisfying close was something better suited to casual chatter with star Vin Diesel, not something that was actually on the table. Cut to nine years later, and Lin is preparing to bring the first part of Fast and Furious‘s closing trilogy to theaters. But the movie has been long in the works, with the story stemming back to those conversations that Lin had with Diesel and Paul Walker, before the latter’s death in 2013.
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Morena Baccarin Will Play A Mysterious Bank Robber In A ‘Sexy And Twisted’ Heist Show Directed By Justin Lin

Morena Baccarin continues to be one of the hardest-working actresses on TV. The star who’s had high-profile roles on Homeland, Gotham, and the cult-favorite, Firefly, has signed on to a new bank heist drama for NBC alongside First Wives Club alum Ryan Michelle Bathé. The untitled series will reportedly be directed by Justin Lin who’s also in hot demand thanks to his work on the blockbuster Fast and Furious franchise. Via Deadline:
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‘Fast & Furious’ Director Justin Lin to Direct and Executive Produce Heist Show Pilot From Universal TV

“Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin will executive produce and direct the untitled project co-created by Nick Wootton and Jake Coburn from Universal TV. Per the logline, the pilot (which Wootton wrote) is a pulse-pounding, high-stakes two-hander about Elena Federova, a recently captured international arms dealer and brilliant criminal mastermind who orchestrates a number of coordinated bank heists throughout New York City for a mysterious purpose, and Val Fitzgerald, the principled, relentless and socially outcast FBI agent who will stop at nothing to foil her ambitious plan. The female-led drama was ordered in April for NBC’s 2021-2022 broadcast season, along with “Getaway” from writers and executive producers JJ Bailey and Moira Kirland.