Some people say there are too many Asians in America, they come over and take all the jobs, there's always some God damn dance off TV show with these guys all over it. Its true. Justin Lin is the man in question. The director has remained heavily attached to the next 'Terminator' installment despite the rights to the franchise changing hands. Well MovieHole caught up Lin and quizzed him on his credentials, his visa status and generally what it feels like to be close to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hit the jump for the action.
You’re doing the Terminator movie? Is that a sure thing or…
"Well, again, it’s gone through a change in ownership…I have a very clear idea because I’m a huge… There’s huge part of my life when I was a kid, I love that franchise and I have a very clear idea of what I want… If they’re going to do another one what that would be. And also, I think the other element that’s necessary is to really find the right group of people to execute that. So again, I have my criteria set and if it’s not right, I shouldn’t make it. I think a lot of the stuff has been very good, we’ll see how everything fleshes out on that end too."
Have you spoken to Arnold or anyone associated with the Terminator series?
"Yeah. Megan [Ellison]‘s been great and I sit down and talk to Arnold and stuff and we’ll have to see. I mean it’s very early on. There’s no script or anything like that. But it’s actually really good to be able to kind of articulate, and someone like Arnold obviously such… He’s so integral to do the franchise, to be able to have that kind of this close with him also."
And there’s going to be a way to resurrect Sarah Connor. I’m missing Sarah Connor.
"I mean, Sarah Connor is such a big part of the franchise, you know. Yeah, I mean I’ve always been surprised how in part 3 she was just like… It was like one line and she was gone."
She was dead, yeah, yeah. It was insulting, yeah.
"Yeah, like leukemia and… But I think the great thing about this franchise is you have… You can actually have different canons because you have the element of time travel. So, there’s a way of kind of respecting all the works but also able to create a new time line."
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