Director Justin Lin did not wait very lengthy to land a brand new directing gig after his stunning mid-production exit from Quick X, because it was reported final June that the filmmaker had signed on to make a live-action adaptation of the manga One-Punch Man. That film remains to be very a lot in growth, but it surely seems that it will not be Lin’s subsequent directorial effort, as he’ll as a substitute be going again to his indie roots with The Final Days of John Allen Chau.
Information of this flip of occasions comes from Deadline, which says that Justin Lin will nonetheless make One-Punch Man, however that Sony is giving the director time to make one other movie whereas the in-the-works script goes by way of new drafts. Lin shall be collaborating on the brand new drama with screenwriter Ben Ripley, who’s greatest recognized for writing the sci-fi thriller Supply Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal and the remake of Flatliners starring Elliot Web page, Diego Luna, and Nina Dobrev.
The Final Days of John Allen Chau is predicated on a real story, and Ripley shall be writing his script as an adaptation of an article of the identical title written for Exterior Journal by journalist Alex Perry. The titular John Allen Chau was a missionary who believed that it was his objective in life to deliver Christianity to an uncontacted and guarded tribe on an island within the Indian Ocean. Because the title implies (so it is not precisely a spoiler), he was killed whereas on his mission.
Justin Lin is greatest recognized for steering Star Trek Past and the majority of the Quick and Livid franchise (particularly Quick & Livid: Tokyo Drift, Quick & Livid, Quick 5, Livid 6, and F9), however followers will keep in mind that he obtained his begin within the trade making the 2002 Sundance Movie Pageant hit Higher Luck Tomorrow. The Final Days of John Allen Chau shall be his first non-blockbuster since he directed Ending The Recreation in 2007.
Although we’re solely studying concerning the new movie right now, it’s coming collectively in a short time. In line with the commerce report, financing for the undertaking has been secured and manufacturing on The Final Days of John Allen Chau is scheduled to start out within the spring. The article does not make point out of a distributor, but when issues go properly, one has to surprise if the film may very well be prepared in time for the autumn festivals and probably the 2023 awards season.
Whereas Justin Lin strikes on to make each his indie movie and One-Punch Man, Quick X stays scheduled to be launched this spring. Filmmaker Louis Leterrier changed Lin shortly after his exit from the manufacturing, and the blockbuster sequel starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and extra shall be in theaters all over the place on Could 19.