Business has been good for Justin Lin. Fresh off of directing Fast Five, the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise (of which Lin has directed three) to $605 million worldwide, the director is certainly in demand. Yesterday, Lin inked a two-year first-look deal for his newly formed production company Barnstorm Pictures with Universal Pictures. Barnstorm will be based on the Universal lot. There, Lin will be working on what’s being called an “elevated tentpole” aimed at global audiences.
'Fast & Furious' Director Justin Lin Inks Deal with Universal, Lines Up Eight Upcoming Projects
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Derrick Deane, Fandango Content Personnel/Movie Blogger, joined Fandango in 2010, bringing more than 10 years of filmmaking and writing experience with him. While The Godfather, Rear Window and 12 Angry Men are all favorites, he will always have a soft spot for Die Hard, Leon: The Professional and Back to the Future.
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