fast five vin diesel Vin Diesel To Produce & Star In The Machine

Hot on the heels of the financial and – somewhat suprisingly – critical success of ‘Fast Five,’ Vin Diesel has lined up an action comedy project at MGM called ‘The Machine.’ According to MGM, 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.”

Diesel will produce the project with his One Race Productions. The project has no director at this moment in time however MGM say they’re planning to start filming in the fall. The script is by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the writers of ‘Night at the Museum’ who also worked with Diesel on his action comedy ‘The Pacifier.’ You can check out my interview with Vin Diesel for ‘Fast Five’ here. Source: TheHollywoodReporter.