The director hired to make the next Terminator movie isn't fooling around: he's already met with the two most important names associated with the franchise.
Director Justin Lin has become such a hot commodity in Hollywood with the success of this summer's Fast Five ($600 million worldwide) that he got handed the job to direct the next film in the Terminator franchise after Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast Five, won the rights in an auction. According to The Playlist, Lin has already taken one pretty awesome meeting about the project.
Lin revealed, "Terminator is something I've been having a lot of fun with. Just even this week, I had a great meeting with Arnold [Schwarzenegger] and James Cameron, just sitting down unofficially. And James is so gracious, because he's not part of the project, he's not going to be producing, but it was great of him just as a filmmaker to take time out to just talk."
While Schwarzenegger is tentatively confirmed to appear in the fifth Terminator entry after sitting out 2009's Terminator Salvation while he was running California, the movie is not the first thing either he or Lin will work on.
Schwarzenegger is set to return to the big screen with the lead in The Last Stand, while Lin is obligated to get behind the camera for Fast and Furious 6. Even after that, however, the director is not sure when Terminator 5 will get underway, saying, "That's a franchise that I'm working on right now, but ... if I'm going to be kind of the gatekeeper to it, I want to make sure that I can hopefully build it up the right way—and so far that's been the most fun."
Should these guys get on Terminator already, before Arnold gets too old?