Report: 'Fast & Furious' Director Justin Lin Is Being Considered To Helm 'Community' Movie

Ever since Abed first uttered it back in season two, “six seasons and a movie” has become not only Community‘s manta, but also a promise that Dan Harmon can’t break, lest he disappoint literally THOUSANDS of Human Beings who confuse throwaway lines as pacts. NBC is likely to pick up the sitcom for another year (either that, or #SixEpisodesOfWelcomeToTheFamily), so that takes care of “six seasons” part. But what about the “and a movie” part? Well, according to TV Guide, it’s not out of the question.

According to insiders, at least one director has already been considered to helm the inevitable Community feature: Justin Lin, who directed the last four movies in the Fast & Furious franchise. Lin has also directed several episodes of Community [including “Modern Warfare”].

Of course, if Lin ultimately can’t do it, several other feature directors have also sat behind the camera for Community, including Joe Russo and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). The Russos spent the first several seasons on Community as executive producers, and Joe Russo most recently directed last week’s “Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons” episode. Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers) has also directed several episodes. (Via)

That’s pretty flimsy speculation, but as Dan Harmon recently told HitFix, “The title of the book about the show is not Community, An Interesting Journey into a Show No One Ever Watched. The title of the book is obviously going to be, Six Seasons and a Movie.” I think he meant Fast & Furious 6 Seasons and a Movie.

Via TV Guide