Vin Diesel, Rob Cohen return to ‘XXX’ franchise

After the recent flop ‘Babylon A.D.’, it looks like Vin Diesel is playing it safe with the actor now in talks to revisit another one of his early hits ‘XXX’


Producer Joe Roth is currently negotiating a new version of ‘XXX,’ one that would bring back Vin Diesel as star and Rob Cohen as director. The duo 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.