justin lin is back for fifth fast & furious

This doesn't come as any surprise, right? The news is out that Universal has officially greenlit another Fast & Furious movie, signing deals with stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, and director Justin Lin to return to the franchise: Universal revs up another 'Fast and Furious.'

Yup, Justin's back behind the wheel. Screenwriter Chris Morgan, who penned Tokyo Drift and Fast & Furious, will reteam with him on the script. Production is scheduled to begin later this year for a 2011 release.

It's a no brainer. When your crazy car action movie makes more than $350 million at the worldwide box office -- Universal's highest grossing movie of 2009 -- you bet your ass they were scrambling to make a fifth Fast & Furious movie happen as soon as possible.

The latest movie, currently being referred to as Fast Five, finds Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) "as fugitives being pursued by relentless lawmen." That's all you really need to know, right? The rest is all about fast and furious cars doing really fast and furious things. Hey, I was a fan of the last movie.

For me, it's just really cool to see how Justin, a director with true Asian American indie roots, has been entrusted with one of Universal's most lucrative properties and has become one of the driving forces behind this multimillion dollar franchise. Can't wait to see what he does next.

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