Vin Diesel has a host of movies lined up for him with the “Fast and Furious” franchise most likely to continue until 2021. “xXx 3” looks to be another one of Diesel’s franchises with guns, cars and of course the ladies!

Filming of the movie already started in Toronto and Paramount pictures have agreed to take the distribution. The studio also released an official synopsis/plot summary for “xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage”, as Screen Rant here reports.

“The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.”

xXx was a franchise that everyone thought would be dead and buried, but this news come as a welcome surprise to fans of the movie series. Vin Diesel has also been seen promoting the film with his shirtless photos and tattoos. A picture of him with Deepika Padukone, the Bollywood actor, has also made the rounds and the curiosity levels are just starting to build up.

The film will be directed by D.J Caruso of “Disturbia” fame and will star Diesel alongside Samuel L. Jackson who will be back as Agent Augustus Gibbon, Jet Li as an antagonist in the shape of Xiang, Deepika Padukone, Oscar nominee Toni Collete and Nina Dobrev who is known for her role in “The Vampire Diaries”.

Cinema Blend also says that the film will head to the Dominican Republic for shooting after Toronto; plus other exotic locations. The movie will hit theatres in 2017.