Last week Justin Lin was hired to direct a sci-fi comedy Subdivision, and already he's ready to branch out in the same genre. The Fast Five director has been selected to helm Hibernation, a new sci-fi thriller.

THR has the story and adds that the film is based on an original script written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Will Frank. Neither of the writers have any previous credits. At this time there aren't any plot details available, but the trade says that Lin will also produce through his Perfect Storm Entertainment label, as will Film 360. Speaking about the project with the trade, producer Troy Craig Poon said, "The story is fresh, inventive and one we found immensely compelling."

Lin is currently in the middle of directing Fast Six, his fourth film in the long-running racing franchise, but even once he is finished he still has a full slate of upcoming projects. In addition to the recently announced and aforementioned Subdivision, reports have also tied him to L.A. Riots, an adaptation of the play Chinglish, and a film version of the Manga series Lone Wolf and Cub. Prior to starting work on Fast Six he was also in talks to helm the next Terminator movie, but those plans are currently on ice.

In addition to his work in the Fast and Furious franchise, Lin's other credits include the indie hit Better Luck Tomorrow, Annapolis and a few episodes of the great NBC series Community. Fast Six will be in theaters on May 24, 2013.

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