Vin Diesel To Star And Produce In MGM's The Machine
Posted on Fri May 20, 2011 09:30 AM PDT

vdiesel120409_03_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The sequel to Fast Five may be put on hold ... Vin Diesel is set to star and produce in MGM's action comedy, The Machine.

MGM has announced Diesel will portray "a human-like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon as the world's first true ultimate weapon."

The project began twenty years ago, but was shelved for unknown reasons. The Machine is found by a child who befriends him, but when the government learns it has been re-activated, the Machine has to protect the family that has been giving him refuge.

MGM has yet to find a director, but filming will most likely begin in the fall.

The film will be produced with Diesel's One Race Productions, which last produced Fast Five -- a blockbuster at the box office which banked over $458 million worldwide.