As of yet, there are no specifics on plot details or character descriptions. But it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine that Diesel will be front and centre. And, if the title is anything to go by, then he’ll either be like Toretto and on the wrong side of the law, or else unusually on the right side of the law and tracking those on the opposite side.
Either way, a new Vin Diesel movie is always something to look forward to.
The multi-hyphenate, who has been steadily building up his credits as a producer as well in recent years, was of course last seen in Universal’s Fast and Furious 6, which has currently tallied almost $750m. around the world. He’ll next be seen in the anticipated Riddick, the long-awaited third instalment in the franchise, which is due out the first weekend of September this year.
World’s Most Wanted originally came from a pitch by video game writers Will Staples and Sean O’Keefe (Lair), Deadline report, and Universal have set Dan Mazeau to rewrite the script.
Mazeau co-wrote Wrath of the Titans for Warner Bros. More recently, he’s adapted the ever-brilliant Japanese manga/anime, Bleach, for the same studio, and is attached to write Yukikaze for them as well.
Diesel and Moritz have been working together for years, with Moritz producing xXx back in the day, along with its sequel, having first worked with Diesel on The Fast and the Furious, and every instalment in the franchise since then.
Moritz and Diesel will both be producing through their respective banners, Original Films and One Race Films, with Samantha Vincent and Tania Landau executive producing.
No word yet on when we can expect World’s Most Wanted to hit theatres or start shooting. Diesel is back in pre-production mode for Fast and Furious 7, which is expected to hit cinemas next July. And along with that, we’re expecting an announcement any day now about his involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, quite likely in the upcoming 2015 sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
With two of the biggest tentpoles on his slate for the next two years, fingers will have to be kept crossed that World’s Most Wanted will be able to slot in somewhere between or just after the two in the coming months.