Rob Cohen Discusses XXX And Fast/Furious Sequels

Director Rob Cohen hasn’t been doing much these days, with his latest film being Alex Cross. The director was once known for directing the first Fast and the Furious film as well as xXx.

We all know that Justin Lin has stepped in and taken the Fast/Furious franchise to new heights, but Cohen refers to the series as his baby, since he directed the first and probably the worst entry in the series.

He talked to We Got This Covered recently and he revealed his interest in returning to the series for a sequel:

We Got This Covered: On IMDB, it implied you were working on another xXx movie, is that still happening?

Rob Cohen: It’s sort of dormant, I’m waiting for Vin [Diesel] to get his head out of Fast and Furious sequels.

We Got This Covered: What are your thoughts on the Fast and Furious series and would you direct another one?

Rob Cohen: I’d be happy to do it. I mean, it is my baby. No matter what way they twist it, I am still the guy who did the first one and made it what it was. I think that for a series to last ten or twelve years, you have to keep growing. I don’t know that I would have gone to the heist world, but the fact that it did $550 million, twelve years after the first, is a compliment to what we started out to do.

The first couple sequels though, what I hated about them was that it was just for money, the studio was just milking the cash cow. It’s a miracle they didn’t kill it. If you were to just watch Tokyo Drift, you’d say “I never want to see anything related to Fast and Furious again.”

Also seen in the above conversation is talks of an xXx sequel that would bring back Vin Diesel. I’d rather not go down that road again, but I guess there are fans of that film?

Would you like to see Rob Cohen anywhere near the set of a Fast/Furious film or even an xXx sequel?

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