Vin Diesel nabs up yet another action movie role

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 13th, 2011

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.

What do you think?

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  • DaftBot

    How many exceptions to the rule can there be?

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