Vin Diesel is spending a lot of time these days playing Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious movies, with James Wan's part seven starting production in the next couple months in preparation for a 2014 release date. But every actor needs creative stimulation and has to branch out in order to succeed in the industry, and, according to Deadline, that's exactly what Diesel plans to do with World's Most Wanted, a new action/adventure movie set up over at Universal Pictures.
While there aren't any details about the plot of the movie, it is apparently based on a pitch and early draft written by screenwriters Will Staples & Sean O’Keefe. Dan Mazeau, whose only previous credit is the 2012 action sequel Wrath of the Titans, is doing a rewrite on the script.
One thing that may have drawn Diesel to World's Most Wanted is the presence of producer Neal Moritz. The star and the producer have not only collaborated on almost all of the Fast & Furious movies, but also 2002's xXx. Moritz's other credits include the recently released R.I.P.D., Jack The Giant Slayer, the Total Recall remake, and 21 Jump Street. The actor will also be producing the new project.
Diesel has actually been in the headlines a lot recently, not only because of his presence at San Diego Comic-Con last week for Riddick but also because of his rumored involvement with the goings on at Marvel Studios. Over the last few weeks the actor has teased that we might hear an announcement soon about him in regard to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has denied the story, telling The Huffington Post, "There's nothing to announce with Vin. Vin is an amazing guy and an amazing personality."
While Fast & Furious 7 will be Diesel's next movie to go into production, he does have some other projects on his slate. In April it was reported that he would be reuniting with The Pacifier director Adam Shankman for the family action movie The Machine, which will star him as a government made robot who works to protect the suburban family that shelters him. At the end of last year the actor said that he was also moving forward with his trilogy about Hannibal The Conqueror, but we haven't heard anything about that movie since.
Next up though, we'll be seeing Diesel once again throw on a pair of welder's goggles to play the alien mercenary Riddick. The Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick sequel will be in theaters on September 6th and you can watch the recently released Comic-Con trailer below.