It only took about eleven years but a third installment to the xXx franchise is now underway with plans to film scenes in Toronto, Canada and in the Dominican Republic. xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage is the official title amid news that following earlier speculation, Paramount Pictures is now boarding the film to distribute with Revolution Studios, Roth Kirschenbaum Films and Diesel’s One Race Films producing.
The film will see operative Xander Cage coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Jaa) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.
xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage comes with the relaunch of Revolution Studios under CEO Vince Totino and COO Scott Hemming who are also executive producing the film. “We are extremely pleased to … bring this fan-favorite franchise back to the screen,” said Totino. “xXx is one of the jewels in Revolution’s rich library of commercially successful and acclaimed films, and now with Vin on board, a great script and director D.J. Caruso on hand, we are poised to deliver a worthy successor.”