19 May 2011 1:02 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Vin Diesel provided the voice for eponymous character in 1999's The Iron Giant and he's about go back to robotics.  Heat Vision reports that Diesel will produce and star in the action comedy The Machine for MGM.  Diesel will play "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 it's kind of like The Iron Giant except without the charming animation. Hit the jump for more details on the film and why I don't think we're getting anything close to the level of quality seen in The Iron Giant. Also worrisome is that Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.  Lennon and Garant are both »


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