[quote:7609e3a707="[url=http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/09/15/xxx-the-return-of-xander-cage/]/Film[/url]"][b:7609e3a707][size=18:7609e3a707]xXx: The Return of Xander Cage[/size:7609e3a707][/b:7609e3a707]
This past month Vin Diesel was dropping hints that he would be interested in returning for a third film in the xXx franchise. And now Variety is reporting that Sony is in talks with the star to reprise his role as Xander Cage, an extreme athlete turned government super agent. Hack director Rob Cohen is also in talks to return. To give you an idea of just how much of a bad idea this actually isâ€¦. the project has a title, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, which is five words more than the current draft of the screenplay. But a screenplay isnâ€™t important, really..
Ice Cube replaced Diesel in XXX: State of the Union, and no one noticed or cared. Apparently, Diesel wanted too much money. So either the studio has upped their offer or Diesel, who is coming off the box office bomb that was Babylon A.D., lowered his asking price. My guess is that the offer is somewhere in the lower end of the middle.
Iâ€™m actually one of the few people who believe that Diesel could be good if used right. I enjoyed his supporting performances in Boiler Room and Saving Private Ryan. But Diesel continues to take a few more steps in the wrong direction with Fast and Furious and xXx 3.[/quote:7609e3a707]
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[quote:9e6791b420="[url=http://www.moviehole.net/200816350-xxx-3-in-theaters-summer-2010]Movie Hole[/url]"][b:9e6791b420][size=18:9e6791b420][i:9e6791b420]xXx 3[/i:9e6791b420] in theaters Summer 2010[/size:9e6791b420][/b:9e6791b420]
full-speed ahead on the recently announced â€œxXx 3â€ with director Rob Cohen telling [url=http://www.collider.com/entertainment/news/article.asp/aid/9650/tcid/1]Collider[/url] that heâ€™s planning to have it in theaters Summer 2010.
"Yes, they're doing it with me and producer Joe Rothâ€, the â€œMummy : Tomb of the Dragon Emperorâ€ director tells the site. â€œWe made the deal recently, it's named xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. We met the writers yesterday and we're trying to get into production by late spring, to have it out for the summer of 2010."
Before that, of course, Diesel will be behind the wheel for Universalâ€™s â€œFast and Furiousâ€ opening next Summer.[/quote:9e6791b420]
[quote:5793dd4a92="aliasfanjay"]He is basicly going backwards to what worked now because his career went nowhere big time.
Its funny though; I'd almost blame the studio's for his backwards slide. Fast and the Furious and xXx made him a pretty big name, albeit becoming type-cast as an action star. I guess it depends on how much he demanded when they wanted to make sequels to those because it would have almost been in their interest to give him what he wanted and let him do what works. :shrug:[/quote:5793dd4a92]
Really jay?!?! You'd blame the studios....I'm more inclined to say he is an actor with limited reach and also made some poor choices with his later films.
I don't recall ever seeing XXX2 - Was Vin Disel even in it?
As for XXX3 - I think I'm so far over it it isn't even funny, plus I'm not a 15 year old teenager hunger for massive explosions. I really think the XXX Franchise has limited appeal - in that anyone that is a teenage boy won't be bothered with it, much like Fast and the furious.
And in reality, if I have to subjected to an attrocity of cinema, I'd rather sit through just about any Vin Diesel movie than another goddamn Disaster/Scary/Superhero/Epic/Date Movie. :roll:[/quote:770919dd4e]
That, I agree with. I would much rather sit through xXx on loop rather than watch one of those ridiculous spoof films.
[quote:2d5fcdd7d3="[url=http://cinemablend.com/new/Two-Screenwriters-Go-XXX-10927.html]Cinema Blend[/url]"][b:2d5fcdd7d3][size=18:2d5fcdd7d3]Two Screenwriters Go [i:2d5fcdd7d3]xXx[/i:2d5fcdd7d3][/size:2d5fcdd7d3][/b:2d5fcdd7d3]
Michael Ferris and John Brancato were the screenwriters responsible for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which marked a pretty major departure from Terminator 2, which itself was pretty different from the original Terminator. So they should be right at home taking over the third installment of a similarly erratic franchise, XXX.
The third movie in the series, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, will indeed feature the return of Vin Diesel in the title role. Diesel and the original XXX director Rob Cohen both sat out the sequel, XXX: State of the Union, but they've agreed to return for the third film. [url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995956.html?categoryid=13&cs=1]Variety[/url] reports that Ferris and Brancato pitched their take on the story just last Friday, which means production on this threequel is moving ahead at a fast clip.
No word on what the story would involve, but I'm guessing some intense action scenes, a few chances for Diesel to flex his muscles, and maybe a one-liner as well. Diesel is in severe need of a hit after this summer's flop Babylon A.D., while Cohen is coming off a big win with the third Mummy movie. Hopefully these new screenwriters can bring what it takes to get Diesel's career up and running again.[/quote:2d5fcdd7d3]
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