The dream of ‘six seasons and a movie’ looks like it just might happen. TV Guide reports that “Fast Five” director Justin Lin is being considered to helm the potential film based on NBC’s acclaimed but ratings-troubled comedy series “Community”.
Lin has directed several episodes of the show, as have “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” directors Joe and Anthony Russo and “Super Troopers” director Jay Chandrasekhar – all of whom are possible candidates.
The talk comes as NBC and Sony inside sources are optimistic that the show will get a final, thirteen episode sixth season. Even if it’s cancelled by the network, producer Sony Pictures TV would likely shop the final season elsewhere to streaming outlets such as Hulu.
Of course, the chances of a movie coming to fruition are still slim but if it were to go ahead it could follow the route of the recent “Veronica Mars” film – crowd funding ahead of a limited theatrical/simultaneous VOD release.
The fifth season finale of the series airs April 17th.