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The Fast and the Furyon

After months of drip-fed stills, we’ve finally got a first look at the new “Riddick” movie in motion.

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It’s a teaser trailer in the truest sense of the word, clocking in at a brief 22 seconds, but no doubt acts as the outrider for a longer glimpse at What Vin Did Next – perhaps due in front of an audience primed and ready for the vehicular smack-down of “Fast Six“?

Whilst many an online movie outlet has been downright sniffy about the low-key publicity campaign that Diesel and longtime collaborator David Twohy have been engaged in – most updates on the project have come directly via Diesel’s Facebook group – I can’t help but feel that this strategy is a smart one which might be copied by any new media-savvy star.  Why not convert that millions-strong Twitter following into engaged consumers storming the box office come Friday night and the release of your new flick?

Films increasingly cost an absurd amount of money to make, and any way of engaging and reaching out to people who will get the word out to their friends and family about a new release can only help a film’s opening weekend in a marketplace which is more competitive than ever.  This third outing for “Riddick” is, after all,  a more stripped-down effort than the second film’s budget-straining, Sci-Fantasy universe building, so surely any attempt to intelligently engage with an audience who want to see the film has to make more sense than blanketing television channels with adverts that Tivo owners just zip through?

We’ll see who has the last laugh when the film opens in the US on September 6th.

 

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Starbuck to kick Riddick’s ass.

And so say we all...

In casting news apparently designed to increase the level of awesome in the universe by a factor of 237%, Deadline Hollywood today reports that Katee Sackhoff is in final negotiations to sign on as the female lead in the currently untitled “Riddick” movie.

Oh, hell yeah!

Spanish actor Jordi Molla  is also in talks to add to his rich back catalogue of bad guy roles – you might remember him being spectacularly over the top in “Bad Boys 2” as the wholly un-stereotypical drug dealer villain.

Production is due to get under way shortly after apparent money woes locked the production out of its Canadian facility at the end of 2011.  In related news, if it will help get this film made any more quickly, I have a bit of Amazon credit that Vin can gladly have…

 

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