Vin Diesel praises local stuntman Jack Field
LOCAL stuntman and motorcycle champion Jack Field has been praised by one of Hollywood's giants, Vin Diesel, from the set of his latest xXx film, Return of Xander.
Rosebank's Jack Field has spent the last few months in Toronto, Canada, training Vin Diesel in motorcycle stunts for the action-packed sequel to his 2002 xXx film, due for release in 2017.
"(This is) my coach, Jack Field, that I'm really lucky to have cause he's so committed to making everything authentic and making everything cutting edge and progressive," Vin Diesel said in a video on set with Jack, that's gone viral with more than 15,000 views since it was posted on social media yesterday afternoon.
"He flew all the way in from Australia to be a part of this movie and to lend his skill and his talents and his wisdom to creating the new Xander.
"How's it going Jack?"
"Man, it's been awesome," Jack says.
"Been here training the last couple of month, you've been putting in the hard yards, really progressed a lot and you've stepped it up big time, you're going extreme man, it's cool, it's exciting.
"Coming from him, that's a big compliment mate," Vin Diesel says, putting on his best Australian accent.
"So we're going to get into it right now, we've got the bikes set up, got the KTM, of course Jack wouldn't put me on anything less. So we're about to get into it and let's get it done."