In a premise that seemingly combines Mel Gibson’s Nineties weepie Forever Young with Van Damme’s Universal Soldier, Diesel will play a half-human/half-machine engineered by a top secret government project who is left lost and abandoned when said project is closed. Twenty years later he is discovered by a kid who becomes his friend, until creepy government types come asking questions.
Mixing up the action roles with family-friendly comedy movies in the same way Arnie ‘entertained’ us all with Kindergarten Cop and Jingle All The Way, Diesel is quickly becoming the inheritor to Arnie’s skewed career. A third Riddick movie still in development and a sixth Fast And Furious movie has the star reportedly signed on.
The Machine is due to begin filming this Autumn.