Justin Lin Discusses Terminator 5 Directing Rumor
04.16.11 by Ryan
In February, it was rumored that Universal was thinking of bringing Fast Five director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan on board to create the fifth Terminator movie, now that the rights to the Terminator franchise have been purchased by Santa Barbara-based hedge fund Pacificor. Collider spoke to Lin about the rumor, and asked him whether there was any truth behind it. Lin's answer was unsurprising and land somewhere between "yes" and "maybe" as Lin details that he does have "a take" on a sequel and has already met with the Governator.
I think one of the great things is that when I got started, no one would return my calls, and now I get a lot of phone calls, which is good. I have options. Terminator was one of my favorite films growing up. And I feel I have a take that I would love to see, and I’ve talked with Arnold [Schwarzenegger] and we’ve talked and we’ll see. Again, I would love to do it, but it has to be the right circumstances. It has to be the right people. And there’s other projects too. But I’m in a position now that I can choose more than I could a year ago, two years ago. So that is something that is potentially in my future, but when I get home I will sit down and look at my options and choose what I want to do.
Fast Five opens April 29, and audiences can see whether Lin will do well in the Terminator franchise. Or, at least do better than Terminator Salvation.