3/16/2009

Vin Diesel is returning to the well not just for Fast & Furious (extremely confusing title BTW) but for xXx and the next "Chronicles of Riddick" movie. While I love the fact that we may see these characters come to life again I think this signals the death knell of the actor's career.  At one time Vin was only looking forward, refusing to do sequels in favor of new and exciting projects. 

In 2002 he rejected a $20 million dollar paycheck to appear in "The Fast and the Furious 2" saying "The reality is that I have enough money (and he knows more will come, much more). I'm not really worried about the money. But my artistic integrity is important."

With the crash-and-burn of Babylon A.D. it seems like he's desperate for some kind of film success.  Also, looking at his filmography he's gone from making a film a year to one every two years to listing his next two projects as coming out in 2010 (Rockfish) and 2011 (Hannibal the Conqueror) respectively.  It makes me sad because he's a great actor in my opinion.  Too bad he got in his own way at the height of his success.

Diesel: xXx's Xander Cage isn't dead and could return | SCI FI Wire


1 comments:

Monkey Migraine said...

Yeah, I think he jumped the shark with "Chronicles of Riddick." But "Fast and Furious" was a pretty good movie. "xXx", on the other hand, could be good if handled better. But they probably won't.

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