In the 1999 film The Iron Giant, Vin Diesel provided the voice of a powerful, deadly robot who gets discovered and befriended by a boy, and later attacked by the government. The Brad Bird-directed film received overwhelmingly positive reviews and is already considered something of a modern classic of animation, but to Vin Diesel, it's always had one fault: Why don't you get to see Vin Diesel? The guy doesn't do all these regular work outs and head shaves just to sit in a sound booth with no one to see him all ripped and shorn. And so, a dozen years later, he'll finally correct the situation, producing and starring in the action-comedy The Machine, playing:
a human-like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon as the world's first true ultimate weapon. Twenty years after the project was buried and decommissioned for reasons unknown, The Machine is discovered by a kid who befriends him. When the government learns it has been reactivated, the Machine must protect the family harboring him.
So you want to direct a movie about a muscular android killing machine without Vin Diesel, Fast Five director Justin Lin? Eat payback: DIESEL STYLE.