Though its future on NBC is up in the air, "Community" still plans on fulfilling its "six seasons and a movie" prophecy -- and it's reportedly eyeing a surprising choice to helm the feature.
TV Guide reports that while the fiercely-beloved yet low-rated comedy has yet to be renewed for that sixth season, there are plans in place to make it a reality no matter. The same goes for a "Community" movie, with Justin Lin considered to direct, according to some inside sources.
Lin is best known for his work in action, directing four of the "Fast & Furious" movies and prepping to direct the upcoming "Bourne" sequel. But he's also directed three "Community" episodes, so his familiarity with the show's characters and tone would make him a good fit for a feature. TV Guide reports that Joe and Anthony Russo ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier") and Jay Chandrasekhar ("Super Troopers") have also directed episodes of the show, and could potentially be in the running to make the movie, too, if Lin is unavailable. (Which seems likely. The Playlist points out that aside from "Bourne 5," he's still pretty busy.)
Just when and how that flick materializes, though, is anyone's guess. As previously stated, "Community" still needs an answer from NBC about season six before it can pursue other avenues, including producing new episodes for Hulu (which TV Guide reports currently owns the digital rights to the show). Regardless of where it ends up, though, creator Dan Harmon is committed to seeing the show's journey come to its rightful completion.
"If the movie has to be made out of clay and duct tape in my basement, then that's how the movie will be made, because there has to be closure," Harmon said in an interview with 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.'"
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