Justin Lin has begun to enter Guillermo Del Toro territory. The director of Fast Five is currently shooting Fast and Furious 6 and was expected to immediately follow that with the seventh installment. Whether that’s the case or not, he’s now attached to at least five additional projects, with the fifth one just being announced. It’s called Hibernation and is described as a “sci-fi thriller” from new writers Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Will Frank. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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Justin Lin‘s best known for his work on the Fast and the Furious franchise, but judging by his recent movements he’s eager to branch out. Over the past year, he’s been attached to direct Kamala Films’ Lone Wolf and Cub, the David Henry Hwang adaptation Chinglish, and the former Spike Lee joint L.A. Riots. Now we can add to that list Subdivision, a sci-fi comedy spec from writers Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles. More details after the jump.

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With the exception of Machete Kills, which is a sequel to 2010 film, everything in today’s Sequel Bits is pretty old school, featuring characters or properties that have been around at least a decade. After the jump:

  • Joss Whedon talks a little bit about The Avengers 2
  • Bruce Campbell says the new Evil Dead is “fabulous”
  • Production resumes on Iron Man 3 after RDJ‘s injury
  • Benedict Cumberbatch reveals when we’ll see Smaug
  • Bobby Farrelly spills Dumb and Dumber 2 plot details
  • Marko Zaror joins Machete Kills, see his character poster
  • See Paul Walker and Vin Diesel on the Fast Six set

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In Fast Six, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns as DSS agent Luke Hobbs. This time, his crew’s power is bolstered by the addition of Gina Carano, the former MMA fighter whose first film, Haywire, led to her gig in Fast Six.

The film is shooting now under the direction of Justin Lin, who returns to the director’s chair, and Johnson has tweeted a photo of he and Carano in costume on the set of the film. Read More »

With three installments of the Fast and the Furious series behind him and another one in the works — not to mention that brief flirtation with the Terminator franchise — director Justin Lin has become the go-to guy for escapist action flicks. But the film that originally put him on the map ten years ago was something rather different: the Asian-American drama Better Luck Tomorrow.

Now, as cameras continue to roll on Fast and the Furious 6, Lin’s considering a return to more serious territory with L.A. Riots. The project, which was originally set up at Universal years ago with Spike Lee attached to direct, centers on the riots sparked by the acquittal of four LAPD officers accused of beating Rodney King. Over six days in April 1992, the riots claimed 53 lives and cost about $1 billion in property damage. More details after the jump.

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Briefly: The latest film in Universal’s cash cow Fast and Furious franchise got under way today. Justin Lin, who has made the last three installments, is directing once again, with a big returning cast that includes Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Dwayne Johnson.

There are new faces to the series, too, such as Gina Carano, and Luke Evans as one of the villains. And now, as production kicks off, there is one more addition: Joe Taslim, who kicked ass in The Raid, will also kick ass in Fast and Furious 6. Read More »

A casting rumor from last week regarding Fast and Furious 6 has now been confirmed and with it comes our first hint at what the plot might hold. Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans, Immortals, The Hobbit) has now officially worked out his schedule and will star opposite Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson in the Justin Lin-directed sequel, which is scheduled for release May 24, 2013.

Evans will play the head of a rival crew who is trying to pull off the same heist as our heroes. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Luke Evans Offered ‘Fast Six’ Villain Role

Whether or not Rihanna really is joining Fast Six as a baddie remains to be seen, but if she does, she may have some company on the dark side. A new report has surfaced indicating that Luke Evans has just been offered the villain role in the sequel, directed by Justin Lin. It’s the same part that Jason Statham was in very early talks for back in October, but it seems the production has now moved on to a fresher face. Hit the jump for more.

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