It seems like a lifetime ago that we were talking a fifth Terminator movie. Benevolent heiress financier Megan Ellison bought the rights last May with a plan for Justin Lin (Fast, Furious) to direct and Arnold Schwarzenegger to return to star. Then Arnold raw-dogged a few Mexican maids, Justin Lin signed up for two more Fast/Furious movies, and the project went out the window faster than a Mexican’s panties at Schwarzenegger’s house.
Well good news, because now Megan Ellison says that the film which might not ever happen will be rated R. Unlike the last one. Which had McG directing.
Shooting for an R rating is a step in the right direction, but I’d be more worried about the director. Remember what happened when we let Mayor McCheese direct one of these things? That’s not to say Justin Lin isn’t capable of making a good movie, it’s just that he still hasn’t made one, and that puts a lot of pressure on him to make a fifth Terminator his first. Right now the best thing on his resume is the Modern Warfare episode of Community, which, admittedly, was pretty bitchin.
I bet if they turned the Fast and Furious movies into intentional comedy, they’d probably be amazing.