Director Justin Lin has been quite busy lately. Not only is The Fast and the Furious director away shooting the sixth installment in the widely popular, thrill-ride franchise, but now Lin is attached to direct a new science fiction comedy for Universal Studios.
Although it is unclear when Lin would be taking this new job, Variety reports the action director is slated to direct the film Subdivision, a science fiction comedy from screenwriters Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles. Earlier this year, the writing pair sold a script to Paramount Pictures called Hyperdrive, which follows a cop who teams up with a sci-fi geek to investigate a murder, but they then find themselves in the middle of an intergalactic takeover.
There are no details surrounding the plot of Subdivision at the moment, but Jurgenson made a name for himself by penning the script to the cult hit horror-comedy, Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, while Ankeles served as a production executive on Adam McKay’s Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in 2006. If Subdivision is anything like the screenwriters’ past credits, then we’re in for a subversive, genre-bending good time.
Justin Lin gained acclaim with his debut film, Better Luck Tomorrow, in 2002, an indie crime film that paid homage to the gritty crime tales of director John Woo. He later resurrected a dying franchise with The Fast and The Furious. He joined the series in 2006 with the third installment, The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, and has directed every film in the series since, including Furious Six, which is due in theaters everywhere on May 24, 2013.