Rob Cohen Talks “xXx” Sequel

“XXX” director Rob Cohen spoke with CNN during the promotion of the DVD and talk of the sequel came up:

“I’m dedicated to the idea that there’ll be no template for XXX. Xander’s adventures will always be different. It will not be going to another foreign place and having another exotic villain.

I would like you to come to XXX squared, as I call it, [in which you’ll] think you’re going to see the NSA and another Xander-defeats-the-bad-guys-in-strange-locales, and in fact I have something very different in mind…It will in fact, almost be a different genre of movie each time.

There’s two scripts being developed. One by Rich Wilkes, the original writer, our buddy from No. 1, and that will take place in Southeast Asia, in the Malacca Straits, and [there are] dirty doings going on in a much prettier place than Central Europe.

[Also,] I’ve just hired Simon Kimberg to write more of a thriller that would take place in Washington, D.C., which isn’t as pretty as Prague, but as we know, there’s lots going on there today. I think Xander should save the United States, I think that’s the next thing.

[Simon’s] script has a little more grit and thriller tension. Rich’s is a splashy, fun, off-the-chain kind of adventure”.