The steam hasn't even cooled off on director Justin Lin's name and he's already looking towards the future. After the much ballyhooed success of Fast Five, Lin has inked a two-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures for his newly created Barnstorm Pictures. The company, which will focus on tentpoles and "distinctive mainstream" films, already has two projects on the table for consideration.
The first one is Leading Man, which is based on the Oni Press comic book by B. Clay Moore, and follows an internationally famous movie star who also happens to be a world-class spy. The other is an untitled "based on a true story" film about the 442nd Infantry Regiment, an entirely Japanese-American unit that fought in Europe during World War II, and became the most decorated unit in American history.
Lin, who became a breakout director with the Sundance drama Better Luck Tomorrow, is attached to several other projects. After turning down helming The Highlander reboot, he's currently trying to find a studio for the fifth installment of The Terminator franchise; a Western entitled Brigands of Rattleborge; and We Disappear, a psychological drama based on a Scott Helm novel.
Up first for the guy who has basically become the Fast & Furious franchise director is the sixth installment, which already has a release date of May 24, 2013.