After years of talking about it, will Vin Diesel and director David Twohy finally get to make their third Riddick film? It looks like it might be actually happening. This weekend Diesel took to his Facebook fanpage to post a piece of concept art for the third installment. It’s not really spoilerish, unless you think the character of Riddick getting some blood sprayed across his face is a spoiler. But if you think that then maybe you are not too familiar with the previous two films.
Diesel also took the time to divulge that the film should be shooting in Canada and will be going for R-rated territory.
While I was working on character, the Director and his team of artists have been creating the world and style of this picture. We all know how much I enjoy concept art and storyboards, haha, I am like a kid in a candy shop.
Seeing the early stage of CGI is always fascinating to me, it is a element that usually comes together long after the filming process, so you look forward to seeing it fully realized.
First stop for the Riddick production is Canada, which is where we shot a large part of Chronicles…
P.s. I am grateful to have Universal in such support of this complex character’s journey… not many studios would back an “R” rating. Very cool.
While I really enjoyed Pitch Black, the first appearance of Diesel’s Riddick character, I thought the follow-up, The Chronicles Of Riddick, was a sprawling and convoluted mess. Here’s hoping that that there’s a movement back towards the more structured thrills of the first film.