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Vin Diesel To Return To XXX

Posted in Celebrity news with tags on November 19, 2008 by funofmovie

Vin Diesel is the king of the sequel isn’t he? Every movie he makes becomes a franchise – something that can live on for at least one or two more films. The Fast and the Furious, Pitch Black, XXX and I am sure Babylon A.D are the few I can think of right off the top of my head.

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While Vin opted out of the 2005 sequel XXX: State of the Union, he is set to make the third. Diesel and original director Rob Cohen are in talks to reunite for XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. The writing team responsible for Terminator 3 has been handed the job of creating a script, while filming is expected to begin early next year.

I have to confess, I really like Vin on the big screen. I’m not so sure about what sort of range he is capable of. But if you are looking for a good fighting / action movie, that man is always a good bet.

Babylon A.D. (2008) movie release 29 august

Posted in Movie releases, Movies with tags , , , on August 24, 2008 by funofmovie

Also Known As: Babylon Babies

Genres: Drama, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller and Adaptation

Release Date: August 29th, 2008 (wide)

Distributors: 20th Century Fox Distribution

Production Co.: Legende, Dune Entertainment, MNP Enterprises, Nord Ouest Productions
Filming Locations: Canada Prague

Produced in: France

Running time: 90 minutes

Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Melanie Thierry, Gerard Depardieu, Charlotte Rampling

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz

Producer: Ilan Goldman

Writer: Mathieu Kassovitz, Eric Besnard

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

It is the not-too-distant future. Thousands of satellites scan, observe and monitor our every move. Much of the planet is a war zone; the rest, a collection of wretched way stations, teeming megalopolises, and vast wastelands punctuated by areas left radioactive from nuclear meltdowns. It is a world made for hardened warriors, one of whom, a mercenary known only as Toorop, lives by a simple survivor’s code: kill or be killed. His latest assignment has him smuggling a young woman named Aurora from a convent in Kazakhstan to New York City. Toorop, his new young charge Aurora and Aurora’s guardian Sister Rebeka embark on a 6,000-mile journey that takes them from Eastern Europe, through a refugee camp in “New Russia,” across the Bering Straight in a pilfered submarine, then through the frozen tundra of Alaska and Canada, and finally to New York. Facing obstacles at every turn, Toorop, the killer for hire, is tested like never before, in ways he could never have imagined–as he comes to understand that he is the custodian of the only hope for the future of mankind. For the first time in his life, Toorop has to make a choice: to make a difference or walk away and save himself. Too bad it came on the day he died.

Vin Diesel Helms “Furious” Prequel

Posted in Celebrity news with tags on August 20, 2008 by funofmovie

Vin Diesel tells ComingSoon.net that he is directing a 20-minute prequel to “Fast and Furious”, the upcoming fourth installment in the Universal Pictures franchise.

In the Justin Lin-directed “Fast and Furious”, opening June 5, 2009, fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmanuever him.

Diesel will star in the prequel along with Michelle Rodriguez reprising her role as Letty and Sung Kang returning as Han. Diesel didn’t say how the prequel would premiere; it could be on a DVD, online, TV, etc.