Producer Dan Lin Extends First-Look Deal at Warner Bros. for Two Years

     January 10, 2013


With a new year comes a new deal for producer Dan Lin and his Lin Pictures.  Lin recently re-upped a first-look deal with Warner Bros. for two years in a working relationship that dates back to 2008.  Lin and his company have previously produced both Sherlock Holmes movies and The Invention of Lying, while landing an executive producer cred on Terminator Salvation and Shorts.  The partnership’s most recent collaboration will be seen on screens this Friday when Ruben Flesicher’s Gangster Squad debuts.

Although Lin has been in the news lately for the ongoing tiff over the rights to Godzilla, his new deal assures us that his ongoing relationship with Warner Bros. remains in good standing.  Hit the jump for a look at Lin’s upcoming projects, such as The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes 3, It and a little film called Justice League. Also, be sure to check back tonight when we post a new interview with Lin himself.

dan-linLin has spoken to us on the regular in the past about a lot of high-profile projects, most recently about this week’s big opener, Gangster Squad.  Since Lin was a producer on the previous installments of the Sherlock Holmes movies, starring Robert Downey Jr., he also talked about the progress of the third film in development.  He also spoke about the much-anticipated film from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Lego: The Piece of Resistance.

Other projects in development include: Spyhunter, directed by Ruben Fleischer; Death Note, directed by Shane Black; It, directed by Cary Fukunaga; Moses; and The Brotherhood: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia.  During the Gangster Squad interview, Lin also talked about two more of Warner Bros.’ in-development projects: the live-action ACME film and an adaptation of the comic, Suicide Squad.  It’s good to know that Lin has a lot of irons in the fire and will stick around at WB for at least two more years to see them come to fruition.


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