Get Smart director in talks to take on Vin Diesel in The Machine

Vin Diesel grey backgroundA little over a year ago we reported  that Vin Diesel had attached himself to produce and star in a flick called THE MACHINE from writers Ben & Robert Garant and Thomas Lennon (THE PACIFIER), one which dealt with the story of 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."

Not much has happened on the project in the interim while Diesel worked on the third film in his Chronicles of Riddick series, but now that Diesel's tenure as Richard B. Riddick has wrapped movement is again happening with THE MACHINE.

Peter Segal (GET SMART, THE LONGEST YARD) is currently in talks to direct, and despite having a few other projects in development Segal doesn't have anything else officially on the docket and so I can't see why he wouldn't accept.  Which means that in the near enough future we'll be getting more action-comedy Vin Diesel and less badass action Vin Diesel. Hope you're okay with that

At least we still have RIDDICK on the way, right?

Extra Tidbit: I would drop just about anything to play Dungeons & Dragons with Vin Diesel. You?
Source: Variety



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