Vin Diesel has just offered up even more new information on his upcoming ‘Riddick’ film, which is based on his earlier work in ‘Pitch Black’ and ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’. This time it is in the form of some new key art! While 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. The new flick has been billed as a “back-to-basics approach”. 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:
“In the spirit of Creative Sundays… I asked the director to send a key frame that I could post it for you.
Concept art and Key frames allow a production to explore possibilities before actually committing to film. The road to the “R” rating, that so many of you were vocal about, has been a long one. The advantage however, (never empower the negatives) was that we were allowed a really extensive preproduction process. The art work is so good, the artists have really outdone themselves in illustrating this world at it’s early stage.
When this film comes to the screen… know that you willed it into being!
I got two meetings today that I have been prepping for… one with the Director and another one with the head of the studio to discuss casting and the 2012 release date. Like always, I appreciate having your voice present in these meetings.
P.s. Share your thoughts… casting, release date, mythology or anything else. It’s Sunday and we are, at the very least, allowed to be creative in thought.“
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.