‘Terminator’ hopeful Justin Lin took advice from James Cameron

But the director is off the 'Highlander' sequel

Justin Lin, director of Fast and Furious Five, has discussed his involvement in the latest entry into the Terminator franchise.

The Taiwanese director has spoken about meeting with the film’s original star Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as creator James Cameron, who was said to have lent the fast-rising helmer some words of encouragement.

Speaking to the Playlist, Lin said:

Terminator is something I’ve been having a lot of fun with. Just even this week, I had a great meeting with Arnold and James Cameron, just sitting down unofficially. And James is so gracious because he’s not part of the project, he’s not going to be producing, but it was great of him just as a film-maker to take time out to just talk.

Even though the meet-up was an unofficial chat, news that James Cameron is talking Terminator again after his lack of involvement in Terminator 3 and Terminator: Salvation, is pretty exciting for fans of the first two sci-fi classics.

After being attached to, and subsequently declining, Die Hard 5, news emerged today that Lin has also stepped off the Highlander reboot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Lin has stepped away from the director’s chair but will remain on as executive producer. Summit, the company behind the remake, is now looking for a new director.

While nothing is official in regards to Lin’s involvement in a new Terminator film, he is currently one of the hottest properties in Hollywood, thanks to Fast Five‘s staggering $600m plus worldwide box office haul.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently set to start shooting The Last Stand, his first film since leaving office as the Governor of California.