Apple Inks TV Deal With 'Fast and Furious' Director Justin Lin

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    Apple has signed an exclusive TV development deal with Justin Lin's Perfect Storm Entertainment company, reports Variety.

    Justin Lin is known for directing several of the movies in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, including the 2009 "Fast and Furious" revival movie, "Fast Five," and "Fast and Furious 6." He also directed "Star Trek: Beyond" and has worked on episodes of "Community" and "True Detective."

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    Lin's deal with Apple comes after he spent six years working with Sony Pictures TV. His company, Perfect Storm Entertainment, developed several Sony TV shows for CBS including "Scorpion," "S.W.A.T," and "Magnum P.I."

    Under the terms of the deal with Apple, Andrew Schneider, who has previously worked with Free Association and Fox 21 Television Studios, will run Perfect Storm Entertainment TV.

    Specific details on television shows that Lin will develop for Apple are unknown at this time, but Perfect Storm Entertainment will be exclusively creating content for Apple.

    Apple has dozens of original television shows and projects in the works at the current time as it prepares to launch a subscription television and movie service that could debut sometime in 2019.

    A full list of the company's television and movie projects can be found in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup.

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  2. BreuerEditor macrumors regular

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    Fast and Furious 6 is not Tokyo Drift (although he did direct that as well). It's: "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift"
     
  3. 2GoldFish macrumors member

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    Seems like Apple is throwing money at people to accelerate their 'service deliverables' to offset slow/flat iPhone revenue.
     
  4. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

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    We’ve been hearing about Apple-developed TV for how many years now? When are we ever going to see it?
     
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    Fixed, thanks!
     
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  7. filmantopia macrumors 6502a

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    Rumors point to the first half of 2019.
     
  8. AngerDanger, Dec 17, 2018
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    For those of you playing MacRumors bingo, you can mark of the "Original content acquisition" box.

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  9. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    If they want their TV service to be successful they’re going to need lots of content. Hopefully they’re inking deals for the right to broadcast existing shows too.
     
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    What the? How do you connect those two? Revenue for services is paltry compared to iPhone sales. Do you think DropBox revenue is close to iPhone?
     
  11. GeneralChang macrumors 65816

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    Ah, bummer, signed for future projects. Guess there goes any hope of him coming back to work on another Star Trek movie. I actually liked Beyond.
     
  12. Theophilos macrumors member

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    I really miss the days when articles were about Mac hardware as well as powerful software and accessories that really enhanced the experience and made it possible for a normal guy like me to be creative.
     
  13. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    IE the only F&F that was about street racing. Others are heist films with car chases
     
  14. Nebulance macrumors 6502

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    We need a space for "sells like hotcakes"
     
  15. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Probably not until they come up with something someone actually wants to see!
     
  16. gwaizai macrumors regular

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    Well this is better.

    Fast and Furious Peanuts. Now I'd pay to see that.
    Charlie Brown as Dom, Lucy as Letty...
     
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    Is anything actually being filmed?
     
  19. GudieveNing macrumors newbie

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    This guy has produced nothing but tat, please see reviews of Magnum, that bares no resemblance to the sincere 80s version. Apple are from an industrial design and ergonomics angle 2 years behind the Windows laptop and desktop market, no touch or pen operable convertibles like the awesome Surface Pro, Lenovo or HP hardware, that also benefit from a real keyboards. Tim Cook continues to embarrass Apple with his BS social engineering and blingy product colours and general involvement with concepts that appeal to an intellectually stunted demographic. The rot started with the purchase of Beats. Really??
    Apple need to give up content, Maps, the MacBook and focus on a notch free Pencil ready iPhone with USB-C, a Mac Mini with a GTX 1080, a Wacom convertible MacPad for creatives (yes, iOS is responsive and fun, but it is a toy OS) and build a Siri TV based on a 55 and 86” 4K and 8K OLED panel that provides voice or search driven access to any content out there rather than reliance on branded channels such as Now TV, CBS, Amazon Prime, Apple TV etc.

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    What a load of bs! Thanks for the laugh
     
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    So Apple's version will be "The Safely Paced And Mildly Affronted", sounds like another winner!
     
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    Yes. Lots of them are in production.
     

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