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Vin, are you for Wheel Man?

Vin, are you for Wheel Man?
Caffeinated Clint

Contrary to supposition, Vin Diesel’s next pic won’t be the oft-rumoured ‘’Riddick 3’’ (nor will it be a third ‘’xXx’’ – which everyone involved with are apparently pushing to get done sooner rather than later)… in fact, it ain’t a sequel at all.

The publicity diffident ‘’Fast and Furious’’ star has inked a deal to carry director John Singleton’s ‘’Wheelman’’ (I guess the big guy couldn’t say no to Singleton twice; you’ll recall Singleton directed the Diesel-less “2 Fast 2 Furious”) for Paramount Pictures.

For those without a joystick, “Wheelman” 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 (“Beverly Hills Cop 4”, “Transformers”, “Salt”) will produce alongside Diesel and his One Race Films partner Samantha Vincent (Diesel’s half-sister).

The feature-film version of “Wheelman” 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 “Hannibal the Conqueror” biopic, as well as a fifth “Fast and the Furious” film, and a comedy called “Player’s Rules”. No return to the world of break-dancing in the near future, by the sounds.

Variety has the full story…

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