Monika mentioned it a few months back, but we now have a lot more details regarding the highly-anticipated xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. And when I say "highly-anticipated," I mean anticipated by folks like Vin Diesel, director Rob Cohen, and the screenwriting team of Michael Ferris and John Brancato. Because they're getting paid.

According to Variety, the writers are the newest employees on the project, and if you're a fan of their work if you're a fan of The Net, The Game, Catwoman, Primeval, or Terminator 3. (They also have T4 on the way.) Diesel and Cohen (who recently directed the nigh-unwatchable Mummy 3) worked together on the first xXx flick, and we all remember how awesome profitable that movie was. The sequel (xXx: State of the Union) went with director Lee Tamahori and leading man Ice Cube -- and we all remember how that turned out. Actually, do we remember anything about these movies, really? One of them had an avalanche, I think.

For more on mindless action franchises that Diesel once bailed on, only to return a bit later, I refer you to this article.
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