Fans of the XXX franchise might recall a promo clip before Ice Cube’s State of the Union was released, in which a building blew up and the back of Xander Cage’s scalp splattered on the street. Well logic and science be damned, because XXX: The Return of Xander Cage has been picked up by Paramount and will hit theaters in late 2011 or early 2012.
If James Cameron’s Avatar changed the game, then hold on to your Oakleys because director Rob Cohen and Vin Diesel are going to change the X-game!!!uno! Let the bodies hit the floor, Coming Soon:
“I feel what we did in the beginning of the decade was bring a different attitude to the action movie and a different kind of hero,” Cohen told the site. “With the new 3D instrument and the techniques I can apply, we can create a different kind of cutting-edge experience in 3D by shooting it that way from the beginning the way James Cameron did ‘Avatar.’ This won’t be fantasy characters, it takes place on Earth in real time. That’s a new dimension to be explored, and I’m excited.”
That’s right, Xander Cage how you always wanted him, brah – in 3-D. Now when he hits the kick flip to wicked nose ollie back grind hammerhead tongue leap barrel cork on the unicycle to escape from the terrorist prison on the mountainous Island of Totally Rad, you’re gonna be all like, “I was like, when is he going to pull off some sick move to fly between bullets and outrun the titanium dragon, and then BAM! HE OUT RUNS THE MOTHER F-ING DRAGON!”
Also, in case you were on the edge of your seat, Samuel L. Jackson will return to reprise his role as Agent Augustus Gibbons, which is astounding, because he is so picky about his roles lately.