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'Act Of Valor' Helmer Scott Waugh Has 'Need For Speed'; Pete Segal Builds 'The Machine' With Vin Diesel & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 24, 2012 9:47 AM
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Although still reeling from the failed domestic launch of “Battleship,” Universal still believes in the premise of toys-as-movies, and has entered negotiations to acquire the rights to Lego's robotic toy line Hero Factory. The writing duo behind 2010’s “Predators,” Michael Finch and Alex Litvak, will pen the script. [THR]

Vin Diesel To Star In The Action Comedy 'The Machine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2011 4:52 AM
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With "Fast Five" driving all over the box office in a franchise that people can't seem to get enough of, the world appears to be an oyster for thick necked Vin Diesel. While his efforts outside of the car franchise haven't quite hit the same peaks, generally, the man brings in the bucks and it looks like he's ready to finally mould himself a career not unlike that of the similarly muscled and acting talent deficient Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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