Vin Diesel Is Back In XXX Action

Returning for more exxxtreme thrills

Like some sort of cinematic Robert The Bruce, Vin Diesel may have failed to replicate his early successes but, God bless him, he does keep on trying.

While The Chronicles Of Riddick and his rubbish comeback flick Babylon A.D. slammed a couple of unexpected nails in his career coffin, Vin The Man's return to the movies that made him showcases an admirable inability to call it a day.

Following hot on the heels of the upcoming Fast And Furious, in which he re-teams for more rubber-burning action with Paul Walker, Diesel has now signed up for a third XXX movie.

According to Variety, the shaven-headed action star and original director Rob Cohen (who himself must be feeling pretty humbled after The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor) are teaming up once more for XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage.

The 2002 original, which starred Diesel as an extreme sports enthusiast who gets drafted by the government for a dangerous mission, was a dumb-but-fun explosion fest and Diesel's reprisal of the role should act as penance for all those bad career choices (as well as helping to eradicate all memories of Ice Cube's po-faced sequel).

Revolution Studios, which owns the rights to the franchise, is currently in talks with Columbia but with both star and helmer on board it's a damn near certainty that this will see the light of day real soon.