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Vin Diesel On "Witch Hunter," "XXX 3," "Hannibal"

By Garth Franklin Monday July 21st 2014 01:13PM
Vin Diesel On "Witch Hunter," "XXX 3," "Hannibal"

With filming on "Fast and Furious 7" wrapped, Vin Diesel has begun the press rounds for his role as the talking tree Groot in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy". He took the time to briefly speak about his next three projects along with his long-developing dream biopic about Hannibal the Conqueror.

Next on the filming list for him is "The Last Witch Hunter" which has just added Michael Caine to its cast. Diesel tells Collider:

"I'm about to do a movie with Breck Eisner called The Last Witch Hunter where I play a 700-year-old New Yorker, which should be a lot of fun.  Working opposite Michael Caine will be a blast. I've always wanted to work with Michael Caine so it'll be the first time I get to work with Michael Caine.  Rose Leslie is also gonna be opposite me, she's amazing in Game of Thrones."

Immediately after that, he says he's finally going to make the movie based on classic 1970s crime series "Kojak" at Universal Pictures. Then comes a third film in the "xXx" franchise with Diesel returning after his character was dropped in the first sequel: "I am going to do the next xXx which will be filming in part in the Philippines, which I'm very, very, very excited about."

Finally there's his dream project about Carthaginian general Hannibal:

"The trilogy of Hannibal, the thing I'm most precious about and the thing that keeps me - it was just my birthday a couple of days ago and I woke up and I started to count my blessings, as we all do on our birthday, we count our blessing and then we think 'How can I grow as a person, and how can I improve?'  And then I immediately went to, 'I haven't made Hannibal yet.'"

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