Comparisons to Directors Who Take on Sequels of His Films: I think they do a different job. No two directors make the same film the same way. And the fact is Lee Tamahori, who directed this one, brought a lot of stuff to the table thats fresh and new and exciting. Hes a master storyteller and a fabulous guy. He loves the action vibe. He got a wonderful performance out of Ice Cube and the cast. And Im very happy as exec producer and godfather of the franchise. Im very happy.
The Reasoning Behind Not Bringing Back Vin Diesel as XXX: If youre going to break the rules, if youre going to have a franchise thats going to break the rules, the first rule to break is dont have it be the same actor. You dont see the same James Bond over and over again - he has the same mannerisms over and over again. Its good to have a guy with a different thing going.
The Direction of a Third XXX Movie: If I had my way and well see Id like Triple X to be a woman.
Who Would Rob Cohen Cast as the Next XXX: Jessica Biel, if I could talk her into it.
Rob Cohen on Why Jessica Biel Would Fit the Role: Well, I know her very well because of doing Stealth together with Jamie Foxx and Josh Lucas. They are the three pilots in this Top Gun meets Hal the computer summer ride. I just think shes strong and cool, can handle a gun, handle men, and women really will identify with her.
Rob Cohens Next Movie, Stealth: Stealth is unlike anything youve ever seen because youre not watching flying, you are flying. Youre not watching speed, youre speeding. And the acting in it is superb.
Whats Happening with Sinbad: Sinbad is in development. We are starting to shoot in January or February. Keanu Reeves is set to play Sinbad. So its my next film.
Additional Sinbad Casting News: Well, maybe Zhang Ziyi as the Princess and possibly Jet Li as the General, the villain.
Whats In Store for Sinbad: Creatures and a heros journey. Sinbad for the first time will be played by an actor of real depth.
Does That Mean Sinbad Will be More Character-Driven Than Special Effects Heavy?: Oh no, it will have its spectacle. Its [set] in the south of China in the 10th century and its the search for Aladdins lamp.