XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

(2016)

Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is left for dead, but returns to execute a very difficult assignment that only he can pull off. Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Agent Augustus Gibbons.

Vin Diesel Confirms His Return in ‘XXX 3’

Vin Diesel Confirms His Return in ‘XXX 3’

While doing press for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vin Diesel, confirmed that the long-gestating project XXX: The Return of Xander Cage is finally happening. However, it won't materialize right away, since the actor will next move on to The Last Witch Hunter alongside Rose Leslie and Michael Caine for director Breck Eisner, and then Universal's Kojak before the XXX sequel, which will be partially shot in the Philippines.

We haven't heard anything regarding the Kojak reboot since December 2012, when the actor was cast as the title character, originally portrayed by Telly Savalas in the TV series of the same name that ran from 1973 to 1978. The series followed the exploits of New York detective Theo Kojak, who was often seen with his signature lollipop while working cases. Our original report revealed that Skyfall writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were working on the script, although it isn't known if a director is attached at this time. Vin Diesel himself revealed that he wants Ang Lee to direct the reboot, but it isn't known if he was ever offered the job by Universal.

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Vin Diesel Says ‘XXX’ Sequel Script Ready Next Month

Vin Diesel Says ‘XXX’ Sequel Script Ready Next Month

One might think that Vin Diesel has enough franchises on his plate, with Fast & Furious 7 hitting theaters next year, and the actor revealing yesterday that Universal Pictures is interested in making a sequel to last year's sci-fi thriller Riddick. It seems he has room for one more franchise, with the actor revealing that the script for his long-gestating sequel XXX: The Return of Xander Cage will be completed next month, and that Katy Perry has been suggested as the sequel's leading lady.

Here's what the actor had to say on a post to his official Facebook page, and you can CLICK HERE to watch a video where he thanks the fans for Riddick's success. He also shows off a Riddick-themed "MouseBoard" series of images, where he is seen dancing to Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse.""As you know, the new XXX script finally comes in next month... and just this morning people are suggesting Katy Perry as the new X girl.

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Rob Cohen to Direct ‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’ in 3D

Deadline New York is reporting that XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, starring Vin Diesel, has left Columbia Pictures and headed over to Paramount which is under negotiations to finance the production and distribute the film in late 2011 or early 2012.

Rob Cohen is directing and will shoot the new installment with 3D cameras.I feel what we did in the beginning of the decade was bring a different attitude to the action movie and a different kind of hero," Cohen told the site. "With the new 3D instrument and the techniques I can apply, we can create a different kind of cutting-edge experience in 3D by shooting it that way from the beginning the way James Cameron did 'Avatar.' This won't be fantasy characters, it takes place on Earth in real time. That's a new dimension to be explored, and I'm excited.

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‘UPDATE:’ Vin Diesel Not Off of ‘xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage’

Vin Diesel Off of xXx 3 If a new report is true, it seems an upcoming action film might need a new title. CineFOOLS is reporting that Vin Diesel has dropped out of XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.

It wasn't clear why Diesel was off the project, but it was speculated that he might have left after director Rob Cohen left the project in June to direct Medieval.

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Ericson Core to Direct ‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’

Ericson Core to Direct XXX: The Return of Xander Cage Ericson Core is set to direct XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, the third installment in the franchise for Columbia.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vin Diesel reprises his role of the extreme sports athlete-turned-government operative he originated in the 2002 movie directed by Rob Cohen. Diesel and Cohen skipped the 2005 sequel, XXX: State of the Union, which starred Ice Cube and was directed by Lee Tamahori.

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Michael Ferris and John Brancato Set for ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is putting a foot forward with Terminator Salvation writers Michael Ferris and John Brancato in early negotiations to write a script that will reteam Vin Diesel with director Rob Cohen.

According to Variety, the writing team began talks after pitching their take last Friday for a new installment in the action series to Columbia Pictures presidents Matt Tolmach and Doug Belgrad.

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Rob Cohen Talks ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’

No plot details have been released.

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage comes to theaters in 2016.

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Vin Diesel and Rob Cohen Return for ‘XXX’

Columbia Pictures is in negotiations with producer Joe Roth to develop a new version of xXx, and plans to bring back Vin Diesel as star and Rob Cohen as director.

According to Variety, the pair teamed on the 2002 original, which starred Diesel as Xander Cage, an extreme sports enthusiast who gets drafted by the government for a dangerous mission.

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