Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Keanu Reeves Has Time To Kill In The John Wick Trailer
Don't set him off
More Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off Rumours Surface
Could the Jedi Master score his own film at last?
Dane DeHaan Heads For Ziggy
Rooney Mara also starring in a new drama
The Imitation Game Wins At The The Toronto International Film Festival
What We Do In The Shadows also scores
First Trailer For Chris Evans Rom-Com Playing It Cool
Wait, Chris Evans has romantic problems? Seems unlikely
No Good Deed Is Good Indeed At US Box Office
Dolphin Tale sequel drifts to second
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
04 September 2014
Vin Diesel Shares First Image From The Last Witch Hunter
Welcome to 13th century Kaulder. Dress warmly...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
19 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Riddick (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Rock Of Ages (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist
Empire Star Rating
I Am Number Four (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Adam Shankman May Activate The Machine
Vin Diesel's latest family comedy

12 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Everybody prepare to get happy, because it looks like the team who made The Pacifier might be getting back together! No, wait… come back! It is true, however: MGM is talking to director Adam Shankman about taking over Vin Diesel family action comedy The Machine.

Originally touted in 2011, the ‘80s-throwback-in-all-but-star finds Diesel as a humanoid robot developed as the ultimate weapon by the US government. After the project was decommissioned, the Vin-bot was put into dusty storage for 20 years until accidentally reactivated by a young boy. The two become friends and Vin moves in with the family. But then the mean ol’ government decides that they need the weapon back and our hero must protect his new charges.

Night At The Museum duo Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant dreamt up the concept and wrote the original script, which has since seen a polish from Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. Shankman, who last made Rock Of Ages, may end up taking over the project after Peter Segal flirted with the idea but ultimately passed on the job. Can’t wait for the Diesel-powered Facebook updates from this one… 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

42 Scores A Home Run At US Box Office
Scary Movie 5 lands second
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Future Of Film: There’ll Be An Oscar For Performance Capture
And the Academy Award goes to...

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

How We Made The Boxtrolls
Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable talk us through the challenges of bringing Laika’s latest to life

The Future Of Film: The War On Piracy Will End
Where Hollywood goes from here

Pride: Matthew Warchus & Stephen Beresford Interview
We talk to the director and writer of this year's Brit film breakout

Movie Poster Mashups: The Guardians Of The Galaxy Edition
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be appalled at the punning...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)