Paramount in February signed on to distribute xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, the revival of the Revolution Studios franchise Vin Diesel rejoins after sitting out the second pic (back in 2005) in favor of Ice Cube. Sony released the first two movies. DJ Caruso is helming this one.
F. Scott Frazier revised Chad St. John’s original script, which sees Xander come out of exile to take on a deadly alpha warrior named Xiang (Donnie Yen) in pursuit of an unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. It looks by the trailer that dropped today that Diesel hasn’t lost much of his action mojo in the interim (best line from Xander: “If you wanted me back, you coulda just asked”).
Samuel L. Jackson, Nina Dobrev and Tony Jaa come along for the ride. The pic opens January 20, 2017.
Check out the trailer above.