Justin Lin to return for Fast & Furious 6?
Expect more fast cars. Expect more Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. And you might just expect director Justin Lin to return too for Fast & Furious 6…
Who'd have thought it? Back when the third Fast & Furious movie, Tokyo Drift, pulled in a US take of $62m, the franchise seemed pretty much done and dusted. All that was left in the tank, it appeared, was bringing Vin Diesel and Paul Walker back for a fourth film (which turned out to be Fast & Furious), and hope for the best.
$155m in the US alone later, and greenlighting Fast & Furious 5 (or Fast Five, as it's still called in the States) was an absolute no-brainer. And given that the fifth film has hit $92m in America in less than a week, the sixth movie in the series is already moving ahead.
What's more, there are signs that Justin Lin, who has helmed the last three films in the franchise, is keen to return. Lin's involvement had been thrown into doubt by the fact that he's seemingly attached to Terminator 5.
However, chatting to USA Today, his involvement is looking a bit more definite. He told the folks there, "After this big weekend, we're going forward. It's pretty much 100 percent. It's going to happen... At five, we're just hitting our stride," he said. "We're growing. People want to continue this journey."
That's not him definitely committing to direct the sixth film, certainly. But it's clear he's staying close to the franchise.
Is there, we wonder, a chance that the Fast & Furious franchise will continue on a bi-annual pattern for many years to come? Just a thought...