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Director Rob Cohen Talks 'xXx' Threequel (Will Be 3D, w/ Vin Diesel, Brother/Sister Villains, More)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 8, 2012 at 12:07PM

It was about a year ago when Vin Diesel told us that we should expect to see him in at least 1 more (if not 2) Fast & Furious movies, 1 more xXx flick, and 1 (maybe 2) more Riddick pictures.
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It was about a year ago when Vin Diesel told us that we should expect to see him in at least 1 more (if not 2) Fast & Furious movies, 1 more xXx flick, and 1 (maybe 2) more Riddick pictures.

Today, we're focusing on the next xXx movie, which director Rob Cohen talked about in an interview, while doing press for the upcoming Alex Cross movie he helmed.

It's been a while since there's been any mention of a third xXx film on this blog, so fans of the film should be excited about today's reveal.

Cohen, talking to Crave Online, talked about his plans to bring back Xander Cage (which would see the return of Vin Diesel in the role; recall Ice Cube took over for the second one - xXx: State of the Union - playing Darius Stone/xXx).

Cohen directed the first, but Lee Tahamori directed the second movie in the franchise. And Cohen will return for #3, revealing that he's actually quite far into his plans for the third film, which he says will be shot in 3D.

In fact, he tells Crave Online that he’s already shot test footage for the film, which is embedded below; but first, an explanation of what you'll see.

“We did all new extreme sports things... I don’t know if you saw my Verizon wingsuit commercial, I had been preparing the climax of xXx 3D to be a wingsuit sequence, an actual physical fight in the air at terminal velocity. So that commercial was a warmup.”

So, the footage you see in the video player below is a glimpse at what the upcoming 3D film's climax fight scene might look a bit like.

Cohen adds that, at this point, he's just waiting for Diesel to get the Fast & Furious franchise done, so that he can focus on xXx part 3, stating:

“I’m just waiting for Vin to get his head out of doing back to back Fasts to sit down and really get him to focus on doing xXx 3D... That’s what I called it because we’re going to shoot it in 3D. I wanted to do an action film in 3D.”

Doesn't everyone...

But maybe this is actually one film that could lend itself nicely to 3D, given all the extreme action sequences common in the franchise, and which Cohen seems to want raise the ante on.

“I would take more chances. I shot some Coca-Cola commercials in 3D and had a lot of fun with the Y axis. It was good.”

And as for who the villain would be in xXx 3D, Cohen had this to say:

“He’s up against a brother and sister, twins who are doing terrible things.”

Excited about all this, all you xXx fans out there?

By the way, he doesn't say whether Samuel L. Jackson will return as bad-ass NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons.

Stay tuned...

Here's the vVerizon ideo mentioned above, which Cohen says he shot, as a sample of the wingsuit in the air sequence he has planned for the film's fight climax scene.


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