BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
It's been nearly a decade since we last saw Vin Diesel slap on a pair of round goggles and go around space being called Riddick, but that streak is coming to an end. Eight years after the release of The Chronicles of Riddick an official release date has been announced for it's sequel.
Through a feat of sheer will, Vin Diesel has managed to make a third Riddick film a reality, completing a trilogy that started with Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick and that virtually no one ever thought would go further than that. Riddick is clearly Diesel's passion, and though he's shown off occasional photos from the set
Actress Katee Sackhoff is no stranger to sci-fi costuming. After all, from 2004 to 2009 she dressed up on a regular basis to play Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace on Battlestar Galactica. But while you may have seen her in that costume before, what you haven't seen is her dressed as Nordic mercenary Dahl in the untitled Chronicles of Riddick sequel.
Diesel and his director, David Twohy, have promised a return to the darker, stripped-down tone of Pitch Black, which should be music to the ears of Riddick fans. The film’s shooting in Montreal, and will be released by Universal in 2013. Keep it here (and on Diesel’s Facebook page) for production details as they emerge.
The new Riddick film is being written and directed by David Twohy, who also handled both duties on Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. The untitled movie also stars Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, and Jordi Mollà. The story follows Riddick as he is stranded on a desolate planet and forced to fight for survival. When bounty hunters come down to get rid of the hero once and for all...
Lately the best source for Vin Diesel information has been … well, Diesel, himself. The Fast Five star is an open book of social media sharing, and while he posts infrequently (compared to, say, a number of movie bloggers), when he updates his status it's usually with something very cool for fans. His latest “gift” is an exclusive photo of himself in character as Riddick, from the set of the third Pitch Black film.
Molla was the only thing I actually liked about Columbiana, though I'm curious to see how Twohy uses him in the film. He's not exactly known for playing over-the-top, bombastic characters, so maybe he'll just be the level-headed, military-minded leader that's hunting down Riddick. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Word is that the script has Riddick stranded on yet another barren planet surrounded by monsters and mercenaries who want him dead. This is almost exactly the plot of Pitch Black. They’ve also turned him back into a kick-ass, bloodthirsty badass… which is good. The kinder, gentler Riddick of Chronicles never really fit.
So now Diesel and Riddick director David Twohy are moving forward with a third entry in the series, and they’re doing it without all the big budgets and crazy Hollywood spending used on the second film. Twohy and Diesel took to Vin’s Facebook page today to answer questions from fans about the new movie, and they confirmed that they’re getting back to basic
According to CCA, the film is budgeted around $60 million, a modest amount compared to the reported $110-$150 million the last one cost. Since the goal of the film is to get Riddick back to his "lean, mean, killing machine" origins
How badass is Vin Diesel? So badass he’s decided to be one of the only celebrities to use Facebook instead of Twitter. In particular, he’s using it to tease his new Chronicles of Riddick sequel
The first one introduced us to the character as a captured criminal with freaky eyesight who reluctantly helps a group of humans survive after their spaceship crashes on a hostile world
Vin Diesel has been promising it for years, but a third installment in his Riddick franchise has always seemed incredibly unlikely since, well, no one saw the last one. But after years of promising, Vin has actually delivered
Director David Twohy is still talking more Chronicles of Riddick sequels. Both he and Riddick star Vin Diesel have adamantly declared to the press in the past that more movies are coming, yet nothing ever seems to have come of it. They’re at it again