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If you want to know something about the next “Riddick” movie, there’s only one place that you need to be – Vin Diesel’s Facebook page.
I’m quite keen on this approach of sharing information, I have to confess – is it better to just send the picture out to the usual snarky film bloggers who are going to talk smack about a film that they have no interest in or to send it directly to the people who care about the latest updates and are, you know, eventually going to buy movie tickets and Blu Rays?
Makes sense to me.
Not much in the way of additional detail other than my supposition that this picture does seem to show His Dieselness in a variation of the Necromonger gear which he sported in “The Chronicles of Riddick”.
Just an observation – don’t shoot the (geeky) messenger.
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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Yep, that's the guy who locked us out of the studio. Where's my teacup?
TMZ were all over this story at the weekend, but as they’re a somewhat icky gossip site I didn’t want to post about this story until I had confirmation (so here’s a story from Collider, instead) – it appears that the new “Riddick” movie’s cash crisis has been sorted out and the film can head back into production in Canada at the end of December.
What the movie blogs are telling us is that this “Riddick” is a smaller-scale, neo-Indie production, which is closer to the tough-as-nails, small-scale original “Pitch Black” than the galaxy-spanning, operatic “Chronicles of Riddick” sequel.
Much as I would love to see Riddick leading his newly acquired Necromonger army on a dark and strange trip across the “Pitch Black”-verse, it might be best for Diesel and writer/director David Twohy to scale things back and tell a smaller-scale story which values thrills and bleakness over spectacle and gigantic FX sequences.
Just as long as we don’t begin this movie with Karl Urban and the rest of his Necro-posse having been summarily dispatched off-screen, a-la Newt and Hicks in “Alien 3”. That would, I need hardly remind you, suck somewhat…
More news from the “Riddick” verse – Horror blog Bloody Disgusting reports that Karl Urban may be about to return in “Riddick 3” as Lord Vaako, the sort-of-bad-guy he played in “The Chronicles of Riddick”.
And I ask you again, milady - what the frak happened to my chuffing hair?
Not a confirmed return yet, but a welcome one, should it actually happen. As Empire’s story notes, it’s good to see that Universal, David Twohy and Vin Diesel don’t appear to be ignoring the second movie entirely with this reboot and are keeping continuity in play.
Bad ass mother trucker or Oakley spokesmodel? The eternal debate.
With the rejuvenated success of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, a third “Riddick” movie and a potential third “XXX” actioner, does anybody else feel like they’ve woken up back in the early part of the Noughties?