Get ready to feel the power of Diesel.
Vin Diesel is set to star in and produce the action comedy “The Machine”, the first new production for the reconstituted MGM reports Deadline.
Diesel will play a human-like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon to be the world’s first ultimate weapon. Twenty years after the machine was decommissioned and buried, it is discovered, reactivated and befriended by a kid.
When the government learns that The Machine is back in operation, the ultimate weapon’s mission becomes to protect the family that is harboring him. The film is the first in a potential franchise while the tone is said to be akin to under-rated animated classic “The Iron Giant”.
Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (“The Pacifier,” “Night at the Museum”) penned the script and will produce along with Diesel’s One Race Films. A director will be set shortly with filming to begin in the Fall.