The story centers on Vin Diesel's Xander Cage, who forms a new team filled with ""sexy badasses and comic relief players." This franchise will follow the same path as Vin Diesel's Fast & Furious franchise, which has risen to new box office heights since being reconfigured as an action franchise. International action stars Tony Jaa and Jet Li have joined the cast. It is believed that Jet Li may be playing one of the villains.
Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising his role from the original xXx as Special Agent Augustus Gibbons. Other new cast members include Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose and Conor McGregor. There is also a report that XXX: State of the Union star Ice Cube may also be making an appearance.Read More
In just a few short months, Fast & Furious 8 will start production in New York City and Atlanta, with Vin Diesel reprising his now-iconic role as Dominic Torreto. Like almost every actor, Vin Diesel wasn't born a star, and he had to work his way through the ranks to achieve the fame he has earned today. Of course, along the way, he most certainly had to take on a number of odd jobs to pay the bills, and today a video surfaced from 1994 that showcases the now-famous actor as an incredibly enthusiastic salesman for Street Sharks.
The video was taken from the 1994 Toy Fair, showcasing the actor reveling in his products, showcasing the features of these action figures. At one point in the video, he even puts on a shark hand puppet, showcasing the "Rocky Balboa action" of this toy. Thankfully for the actor, he wouldn't have to sell toys for too long, because just a few years later, he would get his big break, thanks to director Steven Spielberg.Read More
Production on XXX: The Return of Xander Cage is said to be happening this month, and will squeeze itself in front of Fast & Furious 8. The Hollywood Reporter announced last week that Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) and Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black) are in varying stages of negotiations to join the cast of this sequel. They haven't been confirmed at this time. We reported last week that martial arts legends Tony Jaa and Jet Li, along with UFC fighter Conor McGregor, have also come aboard to star.
The story is rumored to center on original xXx star Vin Diesel's character, Xander Cage, who surrounds himself with "sexy badasses and comic relief players." The idea is that this franchise will be resurrected in the same way as his Fast & Furious franchise was brought back to life, with Xander Cage leading a new team. The cast also includes original xXx star Samuel L. Jackson, returning as Gibbons, head of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Bollywood star Deepika Padukone as the female lead.Read More
However, David Twohy confirmed, "It'll be rated R." It isn't known if the actor's statement means that The Chronicles of Riddick: Furia is a prequel or an origin story, or if he simply meant this movie will explore the planet that Riddick came from. It isn't known if the TV series, Merc City, will be connected to this big screen adventure as well. You can visit Vin Diesel's Facebook page to watch his entire nine-minute video with writer-director David Twohy. Chime in with your thoughts on this new project, and stay tuned for more updates.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Furia comes to theaters in 2017.Read More
Vin Diesel's One Race Television is partnering with Universal Television on a multi-year, first-look production deal. One of the first offerings going to market will be a television series complement to Diesel and writer/director David Twohy's highly successful sci-fi franchise, Riddick. Vin Diesel announced the TV series last month, revealing it will be called Merc City, which will follow the Mercs and Bounty Hunters in the Riddick universe.
One Race, founded in 1995 by writer, director, producer and actor Diesel, has produced the four highest-grossing films in the seven film Fast franchise - Furious 7, Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five as well as Fast & Furious. The franchise has earned $3.9 billion at the worldwide box-office. He has directed Multifacial, Strays and Los Bandoleros.Read More
There is nothing known about The Chronicles of Riddick: Furia at this time, plot wise. Though some may mistake it for the similar sounding Mad Max: Furiosa, which has never been given a green light at Warner Bros. This is also the first we're hearing about the Merc City TV show. And while he doesn't claim as such, we can only imagine that there will be room for Vin Diesel to make an appearance on this sci-fi action series.
In terms of the DT Vin Diesel mentions in his post, he is speaking of director David Twohy. The filmmaker has written and directed all three of the previous live-action Riddick movies, which include 2000's Pitch Black, 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick and 2013's Riddick. He is also behind the two Riddick animated shorts, which include The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, which was released in 2004. And Riddick: Blindsided, which arrived in conjunction with the previous movie sequel.Read More