Vin Diesel nabs up yet another action movie role

While the actor has worked with the likes of Sidney Lumet before, Vin Diesel has yet to truly leave the realm of the mindless action film. Films like FIND ME GUILTY appear to be more the exception than the rule, and while that is a bit upsetting, it doesn’t appear like Diesel himself is too hell bent on breaking out of his comfort zone.

Variety is reporting that Diesel will star in and produce a yet-to-be-titled action film with his One Race Productions. UNKNOWN scribes Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell have been tapped to pen the script, making this yet another film that they’ve got going. Hopefully it’s a bit closer to coming true than their scripts for films like WHEELMAN, THE YAKUZA, or GRAVEL.

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At this point, it’s hard to get too excited for a film like this. Yes, FAST FIVE was a really entertaining and well-made bit of action, but within Diesel’s career, that seems to be the exception to the rule. I found UNKNOWN to be more than a bit of a mess, so at this point, it’s really hard to find something to be excited about.

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About Joshua Brunsting

Born in the tiny Michigan city known as Holland, and raised in the even smaller city known as Saugatuck, I have been a film geek for the majority of my life, and have known film was my passion ever since the final frame of THE LION KING. I’m a romantic with a thing for 60’s pop music (preferably French), John Keats poems, and an even bigger thing for film noir. Currently a Journalism Major at Grand Valley State University, I am using my love of film, and my deathly, ninja-like, skill behind the keyboard to slowly take over the world. When I’m not writing about or watching film, I’m listening to music, particularly from the likes of TV on the Radio, Best Coast, and Semi Precious Weapons. I play the ukulele, and I also have a deep and intense love for Gustavo Santaolalla and Ennio Morricone, but then again, who doesn’t. I was drum major for my high school marching band for two years, I’m one of the four people who actually watched Dollhouse, and my favorite film of all time is Godard’s BREATHLESS. I’m a wannabe screenwriter, a wild thing, a nerd, a geek, and most importantly, I’m a lover of film. Oh, and I want to be Captain Planet when I grow up.
  • DaftBot

    How many exceptions to the rule can there be?