Vin Diesel to Star in Friendly Robot Movie

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 26: Actor Vin Diesel attends a photocall for "Fast & Furious 5" at Hotel Santo Mauro on April 26, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Vin Diesel; Photo: Carlos Alvarez

... But it's not a sequel to The Iron Giant. Nope, this one is called The Machine, and it will star Diesel as a human-like robo-weapon who's discovered by a curious kid, then has to protect the family when the government comes looking for its rogue asset. (So it kind of is The Iron Giant.) Good luck, Vin, because our hearts already belong to another fighting robot movie, and we only have so much love to give. [Deadline]