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'Smallville' Creators Slated to Rebuild 'The Machine' for Vin Diesel

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July 18, 2012
Source: Deadline

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After the kid-friendly movie The Pacifier, it seemed like Vin Diesel would never been seen again in the action movie world. The success of Fast & Furious and the even bigger success of Fast Five ensured he still has a career in the genre, but Diesel is returning to the family-friendly territory in a film that sounds like a live action version of The Iron Giant (in which he provided the voice for the title character). Deadline reports "Smallville" creators Alfred Gough and Miles Miller are in negotiations to write The Machine, a story about a machine built to be a weapon who's decommissioned and befriended by a boy 20 years later.

The original screenplay was written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the minds behind Night at the Museum and Action No. 1, the awesome-sounding story of comic book theft based on actor Nicolas Cage's real life. Gough and Miller certainly have the credits to their name to be able to handle this kind of four-quadrant action comedy, having worked on the Shanghai Noon/Shanghai Knights series and coming up with the story for Spider-Man 2. Get Smart helmer Peter Segal is directing, but it should be a long time before we see The Machine in theaters because he supposedly has two more movies lined up to go before this one. Hopefully Gough and Miller can tweak the script to be more in line with the underseen greatness of The Iron Giant.

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  • Kash
    lol that sounds EXACTLY like Iron Giant!
    • Akirakorn
      It's sounds like you've never seen The Iron Giant.
    • JR
      sounds like it fits more between Iron Giant and Soldier
  • CP
    Real Steel maybe?
  • timnimbus
    I don't get why they change the name. If its the same story as Iron Giant why not call it Iron Giant? I loved the Iron Giant. It was a fun kids movie. I think Vin Diesel would be a good choice. In the Iron Giant movie, the robot in the Iron Giant hardly talked he just made wierd grunting metal sounds... obviously they will change that.Thankfully most of the movie will depend on whoever they choose to play the kid and his acting capabilities and not Deisels since it would revolve around the boy and his family. I don't like Diesel to begin with.He plays the same stupid character in every movie. "Invincible bad-ass" which is retarded But he does have a preety good voice for the role. The only movies I like him in are the Riddick trilogies. I hope he makes another one soon. As for Smallville creators....Ughh! Did anyone watch that show?? I watched every episode sad to say because I am a die hard superman fan. It was probably the cheesiest show ever on CW. I'm glad it ended when it did. Some episodes were ok but most were laughable garbage. Maybe alot of that baggage goes to the incredibly bad acting of Tom Welling. All I'm saying is Smallville is nothing to brag about. I hope they can make this right though. Cause the Iron Giant movie was awesome.
  • VIN DIESEL WAS THE VOICE OF THE IRON GIANT!
  • vin is my favorite actor cant wait for riddick trailer
  • khrystle-raine duste
    So who F'd up the photo... it really does nothing except make the story appear 'cheesy'...*khrys...

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