The Riddick series only has two films in it so far with Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick, but it has a cult following like you wouldn’t believe. Those are also two films that don’t make me turn away from the screen because Vin Diesel‘s voice can be heard grumbling from the television. Fans though wish there could be more to come, and there can be. But with a catch.
Diesel recently spoke with director and writer David Twohy about the Riddick franchise and there is a chance the next film could begin shooting this summer and have an R-rating for a true all-out film. Only, Diesel would have to take a cut in pay in order to make it happen. He spoke about it on his Facebook page.
“[Twohy] just landed in New York with the good news. We can start filming this summer. However, there is a catch… in order for us to make a true R rated film, I must work for scale upfront.”
D T the writer/director just landed in New York with the good news. We can start filming this summer. However, there is a catch… in order for us to make a true R rated film, I must work for scale upfront. Not unlike the “Find me Guilty” experience (which I wouldn’t have changed for the world)…
Money is always second to art,… integrity and spirit… but the real issue is deeper. Can I suspend my life, to momentarily venture to that dark place… called Riddick.
Now, I need to hear from Our collective… you.
Wisdom and clarity appreciated.
After some responses and feedback from the fans, Diesel came back with another post:
I have read so many interesting and intelligent responses to today’s post.
You all have such great insight… I truly love Our page.
Thank you again for taking the time to weigh in.
P.s. I am off to another meeting with David, the director of Riddick… to see concept art and discuss the potential schedule.
Rex Cowan: – wrote – “We all have the dark Riddick inside us. You have a penchant for showing us our true selves. I for one support your dive into Riddick and will standby to help pull you out.”
Diesel had to know that his fans would have a reaction that simply screamed for him to do the film, but it was still kind of neat for him to interact with them in that way. If he is true to his word though and goes by what his fans say then we may soon be hearing of a third Riddick film to get underway. Stay tuned.
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