'Get Smart' Director Peter Segal to Build 'The Machine' with Vin Diesel
Last year, we wrote about how Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel was planning to take a road trip back into the realm of action comedy with a movie called The Machine. Diesel will star as the titular secret government weapon who is discovered and befriended by a little boy 20 years after the project has been shut down, and now Variety reports the project has found a director. Get Smart helmer Peter Segal will take the reins, which seems like a good fit for the family-friendly tone they're aiming for here. Sounds like Brad Bird's The Iron Giant to me, in which Diesel voiced an indestructible robot also befriended by a young boy.
The 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 Nicolas Cage's real life. Segal hasn't directed anything since 2008's Get Smart, but apparently a Get Smart 2 is still in the works (why?), and he seems like as good a director as any to direct yet another Vin Diesel family action comedy. I'm really hoping The Machine leans more toward The Iron Giant (which I talked about recently on my podcast) and less toward The Pacifier, but we may have to wait a long time for this one since Segal has at least two other movies that look to be going ahead before this one.
Reader Feedback - 2 Comments
Not any difference for me, because I wana see Vin Deisel in only serious or action roles. I'm not much interest but wait for it because I love Vin I wait for "Riddic" sequel so hard and I hope it was like pitch black until chronicel 's riddick
Ehsan Davodi on May 24, 2012
so its like if Short Circuit mashed with The Pacifier....no thank you....
Jericho on May 24, 2012
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