Vin Diesel and Rob Cohen Return for 'XXX'

Joe Roth to make a new version for Columbia Pictures.
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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 and stars Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson. The film is directed by Rob Cohen.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (32)

  1. The Doctor

    Brilliant. The Disel is back!

    6 years agoby @ghettokidFlag

  2. Lock and Stock

    Good news.

    6 years agoby @m-man360Flag

  3. CBF

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

    6 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  4. ShadowfoxSC

    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

    6 years agoby @shadowscFlag

  5. Solar XI

    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.

    6 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  6. furiousangel2

    YeSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    6 years agoby @furiousangel2Flag

  7. Vamp

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

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  8. JonSpidey07

    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

    6 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    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!

    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  10. Soylent Green:The Devil's Eyes

    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh maybe I'll see this. Maybe.

    6 years agoby @jcisawesomeFlag

  11. Vamp

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

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  12. Moviemaster75

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

    6 years agoby @moviemaster75Flag

  13. Shadow Of The Day

    Awesome news.

    6 years agoby @asifFlag

  14. the Narrator

    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

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  15. Dizman19

    they should bring in Ice Cube to that would rock

    6 years agoby @dizman19Flag

  16. Phatlightning

    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..

    6 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  17. JR

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

    6 years agoby @jokerrules33Flag

  18. Space101

    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...

    6 years agoby @space101Flag

  19. Max_payne

    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.

    6 years agoby @sawfanforeverFlag

  20. Phil Mata

    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.

    6 years agoby @phil-mataFlag

  21. XJWS79

    Interesting since they said that Cage was dead in the 2nd movie. Doesn't matter they can still make it work. I'm actually look forward to seeing Diesel reprise his role, don't screw this up.

    6 years agoby @xjws79Flag

  22. JR

    it better be better than 2 that was horrible.

    6 years agoby @jokerrules33Flag

  23. ...YeahButTheBookWasBetter

    Im down to see most of his sequels but itd be nice to see a new character, maybe its not his fault maybe his agent feels like hes out of new ones (minus the marvel villian he wants to play) but if he makes a Pacifier sequel we know hes done.

    6 years agoby @theboywhocriedsequelFlag

  24. artkid04

    isn't xander dead

    6 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  25. The Kwisatz Haderach

    I would rather see another riddick flick, but ok whatever

    6 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  26. Marcusx

    the first half of the original was awesome. then it went downhill. the sequel was disgustingly terrible(thats right, i said it) then again, what has ice cube done lately that has been anygood? this new version cuold be pretty sweet, as long as they do it right of course

    6 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  27. moviedirector88

    The last scene in xxx 2 was totally crap, the 3d looked liked somehting from the early 90`s, seriously. what were they thinking back then?

    lets al hope this new one will be waaaaaay better.

    6 years agoby @moviedirector88Flag

  28. Nyfresh

    cool, i wasnt expecting a new xXx but i guess thats what makes it that much better

    6 years agoby @leo16Flag

  29. The CryptKeeper

    Cool. I'll see it. Though it makes the second look out of place.

    6 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  30. bob44

    xxx was a kool film! the second one sucked bad. so cant wait for this one with Vin Diesel back again.

    6 years agoby @bob44Flag