Contrary to supposition, Vin Dieselâ€™s next pic wonâ€™t be the oft-rumoured â€˜â€™Riddick 3â€™â€™ (nor will it be a third â€˜â€™xXxâ€™â€™ â€“ which everyone involved with are apparently pushing to get done sooner rather than later)â€¦ in fact, it ainâ€™t a sequel at all.
The publicity diffident â€˜â€™Fast and Furiousâ€™â€™ star has inked a deal to carry director John Singletonâ€™s â€˜â€™Wheelmanâ€™â€™ (I guess the big guy couldnâ€™t say no to Singleton twice; youâ€™ll recall Singleton directed the Diesel-less â€œ2 Fast 2 Furiousâ€) for Paramount Pictures.
For those without a joystick, â€œWheelmanâ€ is based on the video game of the same name; one which Diesel played the main character and the game’s producer.
As with the game, the film will see Diesel play an expert driver who comes out of retirement to protect a woman from his past. Rich Wilkes wrote the script; the writing team of Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell did a rewrite.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura (â€œBeverly Hills Cop 4â€, â€œTransformersâ€, â€œSaltâ€) will produce alongside Diesel and his One Race Films partner Samantha Vincent (Dieselâ€™s half-sister).
The feature-film version of â€œWheelmanâ€ was originally supposed to get up three years ago, but when the video-game was delayed, so was the celluloid spin-off.
In addition to sequels to Pitch Black and xXx, comeback-kid Diesel is also attached to a long-gestating â€œHannibal the Conquerorâ€ biopic, as well as a fifth â€œFast and the Furiousâ€ film, and a comedy called â€œPlayerâ€™s Rulesâ€. No return to the world of break-dancing in the near future, by the sounds.
Variety has the full story…
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.