Justin Lin to ensure the new Magnum P.I. pilot has the fastest cars, most extreme facial hair imaginable

Ensuring that there’s nothing pedestrian or un-supercharged about CBS’s upcoming reboot of Magnum P.I., the network has announced that it’s tapped frequent Fast And Furious director Justin Lin to handle its already-ordered pilot for the upcoming series. This is according to Deadline, which reports that Lin—whose past…

The best Fast & Furious movie charted a path for the series—and got The Rock in on the action, too 

Stuntmen loved Fast Five. The year after the movie came out, I spent a few days at ActionFest, a film festival in North Carolina devoted entirely to action cinema, to report a story for GQ. People kept mentioning Fast Five. The stuntmen, especially, kept bringing it up. One guy told me that Fast Five was a clear sign…

Justin Lin to play with his cars again as the director of the Hot Wheels movie

Director Justin Lin spent four years (and three eclectically named sequels) pushing cars around as the temporary steward of the Fast & The Furious franchise, ramping them off of stuff, setting off giant explosions, and (we’re guessing) making “vroom-vroom” noises with his mouth. Now, after a brief detour into the…

Robert Rodriguez won’t direct his Jonny Quest movie, but at least it’s faithful to the cartoon

Robert Rodriguez seems no longer attached to helm that live action PG-13 Jonny Quest adaptation that he co-wrote with Terry Rossio (the Pirates Of The Caribbean series) and Dan Mazeau (Wrath Of The Titans). According to Forbes, Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond), Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange), and Joe Cornish (Attack…

The new Star Trek Beyond trailer boldly debuts a new Rihanna song

In the new trailer for Star Trek Beyond, The Beastie Boys are out and Rihanna is in. The first trailer for the franchise film really leaned into James T. Kirk’s love of “Sabotage” by The Beastie Boys, while the second calmed things down a bit with a more somber, more dramatic, less-“Sabotage” vibe. The third official…

J.J. Abrams and Justin Lin convinced Paramount to drop that Star Trek fan film lawsuit

In a victory for nerds, nerdos, and nerdlingers everywhere, Paramount has reportedly decided to drop its controversial lawsuit against Star Trek fan film Axanar. This comes from Deadline, which says Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin was “instrumental” in convincing Paramount to change its mind. Apparently, he was…

The first Star Trek Beyond trailer really plays up the Beastie Boys thing

“Sabotage” by The Beastie Boys is a great song. No one’s denying that. But are we really meant to understand that, almost 250 years in the future, this one song is so awesome, everyone knows it and loves it and still listens to it? It was cute when preteen James T. Kirk stole the car of his mom’s boyfriend and went on…

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