Wheelman (the game) was supposed to be based on Wheelman (the movie). Didn't happen, so we only got the game. But now, for some reason, we're actually going to get that movie.
Variety reports that Paramount Pictures, fresh off the buzz surrounding Fast & Furious, "is accelerating its efforts" to get the movie made, with John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood) to direct and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Doom) to produce. Diesel will obviously star.
Strange decision to make, especially when the original plans for the movie went up in smoke, and that Wheelman (the game) wasn't much of a game. Then again, it's always sounded like a better movie.
Vin Diesel to star in 'Wheelman' [Variety]