Justin Lin on Raising The Bar With F9: The Fast Saga [Exclusive Interview]

F9: The Fast Saga directed by Justin Lin

F9: The Fast Saga directed by Justin Lin

With every movie in the Fast and Furious franchise, the stakes are getting higher. The stunts are becoming more impossible. The bar of unbelievable scenes are raised even higher. All thanks to director Justin Lin in his latest film with F9: The Fast Saga.

For Lin, F9: The Fast Saga is marked as his fifth film in the nine movies thus so far. He started with 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the third film of the franchise.

Here’s the official synopsis of F9: The Fast Saga:

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) thought he’d left his outlaw life in the rear-view mirror, but not even he can outrun the past. When his forsaken brother Jakob (John Cena) unexpectedly resurfaces as an elite assassin, the crew comes back together to help Dom confront the sins of his own past and stop a world-shattering plot.

Franchise veteran Justin Lin returns to the director’s seat for F9 from the screenplay written by Daniel Casey and Lin. The rest of the cast includes Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Finn Cole, Sung Kang, Anna Sawai, Helen Mirren, and Kurt Russell.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director Justin Lin on his return to the Fast and Furious franchise by raising the bar of impossibilities with death-defying stunts and scenes.

Justin Lin started in the indie world with 1997’s Shopping for Fangs and was then praised for 2002’s Better Luck Tomorrow. He directed television episodes for Community, Scorpion, True Detective, S.W.A.T., and Magnum P.I. Also, he directed the sci-fi action film Star Trek Beyond in 2016.

F9 is available with two versions of the movie with the theatrical cut and the extended director’s cut. There is more all-new bonus content.

It is available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD on Tuesday, September 21 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is already available digitally today.

Watch the exclusive interview with Justin Lin below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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