Vin Diesel has just offered up some new information on his upcoming ‘Riddick’ film, which is based on his earlier work in ‘Pitch Black’ and ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ and has been billed as a “back-to-basics approach”. Those first two films didn’t do much damage at the box office but spawned a dedicated legion of fans along the way. Vin Diesel remains dedicated to the cult character and recently posted some concept art and an update on Facebook. As a movie fan, I have to applaud what he is doing here and it definitely gives an added element of excitement to the project.
Here is what he had to say about the film:
“I hear you…
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.”
The synopsis of the film is as follows: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.