Universal Pictures has attached their favorite Fast Five filmmaker Justin Lin
to produce a sci-fi comedy Subdivision
from writers Morgan Jurgenson
and Alex Ankeles
Lin who continues to helm The Fast and the Furious series will develop the Subdivision project as a potential directing vehicle.
Hot off of the success of Fast Five, Lin has already put together a directing and producing program that includes the action-adventure/spy flick Leading Man
; an untitled project about a WWII Japanese American battalion that is the most decorated unit in American history; an untitled sci-fi/crime thriller project to be directed by Robert Glickert; and of course Fast & Furious 6
, which is currently filming and already has a release date of May 24th, 2013.
He has inked a two-year first-look deal with the Universal studio for his newly created Barnstorm Pictures banner attached to Subdivision project as well.
Up-and-coming writers Jurgenson and Ankeles sold another sci-fi script, Hyperdrive
, to Paramount earlier this year – the story of a tough cop who recruits a geeky sci-fi author to help him track down a mysterious murder witness.
The logline to the Subdivision is being kept under lock and key at the moment.
Jurgenson, who co-wrote the indie horror-comedy Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
is currently writing Dead Already
for Thomas Augsberger at Inferno.