MGM is moving forward with a new original project entitled The Machine, which Vin Diesel will star in and produce.

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum, Reno 911!) wrote the screenplay, which focuses on a "human-like machine" created by the government as its new ultimate weapon. However, the project was scrapped for unknown reasons and, 20 years later, a young boy discovers The Machine. When the government learns that The Machine has been reactivated, the robot must protect the boy's family who took him in.

No production schedule was given for The Machine, which is being billed as an action-comedy. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant previously worked with Vin Diesel on the family comedy The Pacifier in 2005.