It’s nice to be wanted in Hollywood. It’s when you DON’T have three or four projects going at once that you need to start worrying about your career. Justin Lin doesn’t have to worry about that, because the “Fast Five” director has his hands pretty full nowadays.
With everything from a sixth “Fast and Furious” movie and a “Terminator 5” being shopped around with his name attached, you’d think Justin Lin would have enough on his plate. Not so much. The director tells MTV that he’s still very much involved in developing that “Highlander” reboot for Summit that he had been attached to since 2009:
I’ve been working with [‘Iron Man’ writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway] on the script. That’s one where Summit has been really good [about letting it develop], and for me, it’s about making sure that we can take it to the place where I feel comfortable and great about making it. I feel like I have a very good studio and team and we’re working on it.
I have different projects at different stages. You work on so many projects all at once, and at some point, you have to make the call. I feel like right now, ‘Highlander’ is in pretty good shape, but I still have to see all the other things come together for us to go make it.
At this point, with his name so integral to the pitch of “Terminator 5”, and the easy money of a sixth “Fast and Furious” movie, you gotta figure that both those films take precedence over a “Highlander” reboot that, let’s face it, I don’t know if anyone is really clamoring for.
Does anyone out there actually want a “Highlander” reboot?