Roth 'Burned' By Xxx Sequel

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Hollywood movie mogul Joe Roth has ditched the XXX franchise because he thinks the ICE CUBE-starring sequel was a flop.

The big-name producer broke his own "cardinal rule" when he signed rapper Ice Cube to replace Vin Diesel in XXX: STATE OF THE UNION - and he has regretted the decision ever since.

He explains, "I believed in the franchise more than I believed in the actor of the franchise and I just didn't want to pay the price for Vin Diesel.

"I broke my own cardinal rule, which is, 'If you're going to do a sequel, keep all the original elements together.'

"I just felt it was going to be way too expensive with Vin and explode into something that was gonna be a nightmare. I chose a different way with Ice Cube and it didn't work. When you get burned like that on a picture it takes a lot to get back to it."


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I knew that was going to happen. Nobody else could be XXX but Vin Diesel. He's the whole reason why the original will go down as one of the greatest action films of all time. I can understand that it would have been more expensive to have Vin, but you can't take that kind of shortcut to save money. Casting is a major part of any film. It would have been worth it to have him there. Even if it meant holding off a few years and saving up that money, because in the long run, a good film is always the desired final product.
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