Vin Diesel and Rob Cohen Return for ‘XXX’

Joe Roth to make a new version for Columbia Pictures.
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Vin Diesel and Rob Cohen Return for ‘XXX’

Movie Picture 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.

Roth controls the property because the original film was made by his Revolution Studios, which was also behind XXX: State of the Union, a sequel that starred Ice Cube and was directed by Lee Tamahori.

The third incarnation has a title, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, but no script.

Diesel has agreed to return and so has Cohen, but talent deals won't be worked out until the studio pact is made.

No word on when production will begin.

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

Sources:Variety

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  • ghettokid • 7 years ago

    Brilliant. The Disel is back!

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    • m-man360 • 7 years ago

      Good news.

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      • comicbookfan • 7 years ago

        Wait a second.... In the second one, Samuel L. Jackson told Ice Cube that Xander Cage had died! WTF

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        • shadowsc • 7 years ago

          vin is back and cube is out I say bring XxX back!!!

          idk maybe in the movie they all think hes dead too and how he survived whatever was the cause of his "death" will be worked in the movie for like the intro

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          • solarxi • 7 years ago

            xXx was cool. Ice Cube's take wasn't so bad... But they killed him off in between films. They should have gotten a chic to be xXx. Michelle Rodriguez would so kick ass. I can't wait.

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            • furiousangel2 • 7 years ago

              YeSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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              • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                He did NOT screw up The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. So NEH!

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                • jonspidey07 • 7 years ago

                  hopefully Rob Cohen can do this one right

                  they had no right to put Ice Cube in XXX:State of the Union

                  he really screwed up the Mummy 3

                  Vin Diesel can at least try to get his career forwards instead of backwards

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                  • 2movieguys • 7 years ago

                    Triple X was a 100% guilty pleasure..."XXX: State of the Union" was nothing but a "Die Hard" Redux plot....not sure about a "xXx"...Makes me laugh!

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                    • jcisawesome • 7 years ago

                      ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh maybe I'll see this. Maybe.

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                      • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                        Hey. "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" was an awesome movie, I thought.

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                        • moviemaster75 • 7 years ago

                          rob cohen directed the first xxx, then he went on and be a gay and directed mummy 3!

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                          • asif • 7 years ago

                            Awesome news.

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                            • narrator • 7 years ago

                              I missed Vin. Good acting in Babylon A.D. but a disappointment of a movie. Then there's Fast and Furious. Hope they do justice there. I look 4ward to this one, with Rob back in the director's chair. However would like to see something fresh as well. Another Riddick would be a dream come true. =D

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                              • dizman19 • 7 years ago

                                they should bring in Ice Cube to that would rock

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                                • sxers2k1 • 7 years ago

                                  it doesn't need rebooted, it's fine with that title, just bringing him back is good enough.. they could make it work.. but i'm with Kwi, I would rather see another Riddick movie..

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                                  • jokerrules33 • 7 years ago

                                    reboot mainly so he will be back and possibly diffrent attitude.

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                                    • space101 • 7 years ago

                                      WOW can I ever skip this one over. The first XXX was really terrible and the second one I haven't even bothered with it...I'm glad to see Vin back on the screen though be could actually make better movies...

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                                      • sawfanforever • 7 years ago

                                        i dont think it's a prequel to the second one because in one of the special edition dvds for the first one, there is a mini movie which shows his death (although he is played by someone else). it's probably just redesigning the franchise.

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                                        • phil-mata • 7 years ago

                                          Never seen the first or second. But if I may, maybe this is a sequel to the first and a prequel to the second. That'd explain his apparent death.

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