With the shooting date reportedly eyed for early 2009 start, "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage" starts to shape its production team. The latest news coming out from the "XXX" franchise hints on the possibility of Michael Ferris and John Brancato, the co-writers of "Terminator Salvation", joining the project.
Variety reported that the two scribes, who have also worked together in "Terminator 3" and "The Surrogates", are in early talks to pen the action movie's script. The publication further noted that talks began taking place after the writing duo pitched their take for the new movie last Friday, November 14, to Columbia Pictures presidents Matt Tolmach and Doug Belgrad.
Seeing the return of action actor Vin Diesel and director Rob Cohen, "The Return of Xander Cage" teams up once again Diesel and Cohen. In it, Diesel will once more take on his Xander Cage character, law-breaking extreme sports enthusiast-turned-government agent. The new Columbia Pictures action movie will be produced by Joe Roth and expected to be released in 2010.