Word was released this morning that actor Vin Diesel, who is a pro at launching franchises is about to launch another new franchise. We all know about the Fast & Furious franchise, which currently has it’s newest film in theaters titled Fast Five and currently has totaled $458 Million worldwide, and we know about his Pitch Black films, but now we hear that Vin is producing and starring in the new film titled The Machine, an action comedy from by MGM.
We hear that Diesel will play “a human-like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon as the world’s first true ultimate weapon. Twenty years after the project was buried and decommissioned for reasons unknown, The Machine is discovered by a kid who befriends him. When the government learns it has been reactivated, the Machine must protect the family harboring him.”
MGM says it’s eying a fall start to begin principal photography.
The film is from Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the writers of Night at the Museum who also worked with Diesel on his action comedy The Pacifier. Diesel will produce under his One Race Productions.
So far, “Fast Five” has amassed a staggering $458 million worldwide.