Bad news for fans of the Highlander franchise, as Fast Five director Justin Lin has stepped down from directorial duties on the forthcoming remake. At present he's set to remain on board as the film’s producer.
The director had been attached to the project since 2008, but his star has risen since then and it seems that he’s received a couple of more attractive offers.
First of these is Fast And Furious 6, which Lin confirmed will be his next project in a recent interview with The Playlist. More intriguing however is his involvement with a new Terminator film, on which things are beginning to happen.
“Terminator is something I’ve been having a lot of fun with,” said Lin. “Just even this week, I had a great meeting with Arnold [Schwarzenneger] and James Cameron, just sitting down unofficially. 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.”
“I don’t know where it’s going to lead,” he continues, “but I never thought at this level I’m going to be able to meet filmmakers and be in situations where they’re that gracious and insightful and so inclusive.”
Schwarzenneger already has The Last Stand on his plate, but it’s heartening to know that the preliminaries are underway on the Terminator project. As for Highlander, it looks like a case of returning to the drawing board…
Source: The Playlist, THR
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