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It’s been a busy week for Vin Diesel – the action star has taken to the Internet to not only reveal plans for two new sequels to franchises he’s worked on previously, but he also gifted us all with this awesome/creepy video of him lip syncing a Katy Perry song. Thanks for making a slow week better, Mr. Diesel. First up, Diesel took to his Facebook page to thank fans for their support of Riddick – which opened up in the top spot on the DVD charts recently. I’ll give Diesel credit for being a pretty cool guy when it comes to appreciating his fan base – the actor clearly understands the fans were an integral part in getting the third film made after the less-than-stellar performance of The Chronicles of Riddick. Based on the performance of the third...
- Mike Bracken
When the first XXX (2002) was made, Vin Diesel was at the top of his game having just come off The Fast and the Furious. But after a few big screen disappointments – including The Chronicles of Riddick, The Pacifier, and Babylon A.D. - the name ‘Vin Diesel’ didn’t have quite the drawing power it once had.
But that’s in the past. Since Diesel’s return to the Fast & Furious franchise, his star has been steadily on the rise again. Fast and Furious 7, though delayed, is coming in 2015 and will likely be the most ...
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- Ben Moore
During a recent Facebook video update, in which Diesel danced enthusiastically to Beyoncé's 'Drunk in Love' and Katy Perry's single 'Dark Horse', the actor said that he hopes to make a fourth film with his sci-fi antihero Richard B Riddick.
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"I'm just excited, and happy, and I'm shouting out to you guys to say thank you. Universal just called me and told me Riddick is number one on the DVD charts," he said.
"There's no way Riddick would have been made without you guys. You know that. And you guys have been a part of our page since 2012 and remember how arduous a road it was to get the movie made, and to make it rated 'R', and to do it with such a low budget. »
Vin Diesel Dancing Goes Viral
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The odd video, which has recieved over 800,000 likes and 193,719 shares as of 12:08 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, is almost eight minutes long and features Diesel dancing by himself to Perry’s newest hit “Dark Horse” and Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love.” Diesel is far from an expert dancer, but he dances his way through all of “Dark Horse” before addressing the camera to explain his sudden desire to dance for his fans.
He then goes on to ask fans about the Grammys, declaring that he was working and was unable to watch any of the performances. Diesel then goes into dancing to Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” – which she performed at the Grammys. Diesel »
Diesel announced the news in perhaps the most unusual way possible - a lengthy seven-and-a-half-minute webcam video in which he spends the first three minutes dancing and lip-syncing to Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse". Once the booty shaking is over, Diesel said:
"Universal just called me and told me that 'Riddick' is number one on the DVD charts. There's no way in the world 'Riddick' would have been made without you guys. You know that.
You guys have been a part of our page since 2012 and remember how arduous a road it was for us to actually get the movie made, and to make it rated 'R,' and to do it with such a low budget.
- Garth Franklin
On some days, social media provides a terrific set of tools for our modern world. And on other days, social media provides us with six minutes of Vin Diesel awkwardly shuffle-dancing around his living room to a series of pop songs. Today, of course, brings the latter. The video (posted to the actor’s Facebook page), begins without warning or explanation. Diesel simply starts up Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse” and begins to gyrate around, seemingly unburdened by rhythm, stopping only to thrust his face uncomfortably close to his webcam and mouth the lyrics. What could possibly inspire such a fervent display of dance-thusiasm? Had Mr. Diesel accidentally come into contact with the hallucinogenic Colorado River Toad immediately beforehand? Once “Dark Horse” dies down, the answer becomes clear: the cause for celebration is Diesel’s 2013 release, Riddick, which had just been crowned number one on the DVD sales charts. This rousing success prompted a call from Universal »
- Adam Bellotto
2000′s Pitch Black was a massive underground hit. It engendered a cult following and introduced the little-known Vin Diesel to much of the world well before his breakout role in the Fast & Furious films. The sequel, however, titled The Chronicles of Riddick, didn’t enjoy the same level of success, commercially or critically. Obviously, the fans were disappointed.
Last year’s Riddick made up for all that though and moviegoers got back on board with the character, enough to help the film reach number one in DVD and Blu-Ray sales during its first week of release. Due to this, Universal is now looking to move ahead with the fourth film in the franchise.
The news comes to us from Vin Diesel himself in the form of a celebratory video. Pausing from an ecstatic recital of Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” Diesel thanked his fans for the DVD and Blu-Ray success. »
- Anthony Nowicke
Right now Riddick (Blu-ray review) is number one on the home video charts, and you know what that means... Sequel talk! Such is the case today, and star Vin Diesel was so excited by the news, he decided to start dancing! But wait! There's more!
If you watch the video below, which features Diesel dancing(!) to both Katy Perry and Beyonce (seriously, you have to watch this), in between shaking his ass to their two songs, he mentions that Universal called him directly to give him the good news about the home video release and to inquire about the possibility of a sequel.
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Global action superstar Vin Diesel reprises his breakthrough role in Riddick, the much anticipated new chapter in the epic adventures of the most wanted man in the universe. The all-new thriller finds the title character trapped on a sun-scorched planet and »
- Uncle Creepy
Sci-fi action/horror Pitch Black introduced audiences to survivalist Richard B. Riddick, played by then relative-unknown Vin Diesel; that cult hit gave rise to a bigger-budgeted followup, The Chronicles of Riddick, which under-performed both critically and financially. However, after nine years of stop-and-go progress and relative shoestring budgeting, a third installment was released last year, in the form of Riddick.
Riddick – once again directed by David Twohy – managed to eclipse its $38 million budget in the U.S. and grossed $98 million around the globe. That made the movie a profitable endeavor (not accounting for marketing), but it wasn’t clear if that was good enough to keep Universal interested in making a fourth Riddick installment… until ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Vin Diesel is very excited this morning, and he has released a new video on his personal page to dance about it. He wants to thank fans for making Riddick the number one DVD in sales this month, and announced that Universal wants to develop a sequel.
Here's what he had to say, thanking his longtime fanbase for their support of the R rated franchise adventure, which landed on Blu-ray and DVD January 14th. (Warning, you have to get past about 3 minutes of Vin dancing and lip-syncing before he drops the news).
"I'm just excited, and happy, and I'm shouting out to you guys to say thank you. Universal just called me and told me Riddick is number one on the DVD charts. There's no way Riddick would have been made without you guys. You know that. and you guys have been a part of our page since 2012 and remember »
Upon hearing the news Riddick is the #1 title atop the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts, Universal apparently called Vin Diesel and shared their enthusiasm as well as informed the actor they want to begin developing another sequel. In the following video, which Diesel posted on his Facebook page, he dances around to Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" and Beyonce's "Drunk in Love" while giving his fans the update saying: "I'm just excited, and happy, and I'm shouting out to you guys to say thank you. Universal just called me and told me Riddick is number one on the DVD charts. There's no way Riddick would have been made without you guys. You know that. and you guys have been a part of our page since 2012 and remember how arduous a road it was to get the movie made, and to make it rated 'R,' and to do it with such a low budget. »
- Brad Brevet
With Riddick (Blu-ray review) now available in stores, we've gotten hold of an imagining of our favorite Furyan's universe in an easy to use, interactive star map. Each of the planets on the map has hotspots that contain facts, images, and other content that gives fans a more in-depth look at the setting of the trilogy.
While the map doesn't reflect every aspect of the Riddick universe - and we certainly wouldn't advise it as a navigational tool - it definitely presents a jumping-off point for fans to discuss their favorite characters, scenes, and moments from the action-packed sci-fi franchise!
Blu-ray Combo Pack Description
Debuting an Unrated Director’s Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller’s incredible cast, uniquely talented crew, and cutthroat characters. In addition, »
- Uncle Creepy
Behold, the power of cheese! If, after the perceived failure of The Chronicles of Riddick, you said that there would be another Riddick movie – and a full ten years later to boot – most people would think you were crazy. Even crazier to say that the new film would be demonstrably awesome. The Riddick movies were always a bit of an acquired taste: the first a surprise hit that helped make Vin Diesel a star, the second a big-budget epic that marked his gradual descent. Now the third movie arrives with its intended audience firmly in mind, which is part of what makes it such earthy fun. Hit the jump for my full review. It succeeds in part because it doesn't deny its true nature. The Riddick movies belong at the drive-in, or even better, on the cover of those old pulp science fiction magazines of the 1930s. Indeed, some of »
- Rob Vaux
Vin Diesel finds himself cast adrift on a distant and deadly planet in sci-fi horror Riddick, the long-awaited continuation of his Pitch Black saga. The grizzled antihero's latest outing - available to watch online now without a subscription, thanks to blinkbox - pits him against vicious aliens lurking in the shadows and a gang of mercenaries out for his blood.
Here are five reasons why you need to stop what you're doing and watch Riddick right now.
1. Richard B Riddick goes back to basics...
After the big-scale space opera of The Chronicles of Riddick, director David Twohy brings the action back to the confined spaces of Pitch Black for some tense, brutal action set across a sun-blasted planet. Expect this to keep you on the edge of your seat for the duration.
Watch the Riddick trailer:
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Fans of Vin Diesel's Riddick can now add another trilogy to their collection. The last film in the series, Riddick, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD with an Unrated Director's Cut with an alternate ending. The two previous films are also packaged together. Check out the bonus features on the Blu-ray disks.
Also available on January 14 is the complete collection of the three movies plus a bonus short film. Titled Riddick: The Complete Collection, it includes the feature-length movies Riddick, Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick and the short The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.
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They should’ve brought more mercs to bring down Riddick.
Here’s the synopsis:
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.
We discussed about the trilogy, playing a merc and the difference between doing live-action versus voicing/mo-cap in video games.
Check out the interview below.
Latino-Review: How were you approached for this project and why were you attracted to it?
Danny Blanco Hall: This was something that was mentioned to me. »
- Gig Patta
Longmire and former Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff jumped onto the big screen last fall to play the ruthless mercenary Dahl in the long-awaited Vin Diesel sequel, Riddick. With Riddick hitting Blu-ray & DVD today, the 33-year-old Oregon native talks to ETonline about why the similarities between Dahl and BSG's Starbuck don't bother her; her tomboy upbringing playing "cowboys & Predators" in her Portland backyard; the status of her all-female version of The Expendables; and how she pretty much asked her dad for permission to do her first movie nude scene!
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ETonline: From Halloween: Resurrection to Galactica and Riddick, you obviously take on a variety of projects, but you keep on coming back to sci-fi, horror and fantasy. Are you a fan of those genres when you're sitting down to watch TV or go to the movies?
Sackhoff: Oh, for sure. I mean, not horror – I tend to think that there's enough things in my daily »
Vin Diesel returns for his third go-round as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The film picks up some years after the events of the previous film, The Chronicles of Riddick, with Riddick left for dead on a sun-scorched planet and forced to defend himself from an alien race of predators. Though Riddick required many visual effects, it was important to the production team to not have the entire film shot on green screen. Indeed, they wanted sets that could anchor the actors in their environment. Production designer Joseph Nemec designed the … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
This week: Carrie and Riddick make awkward returns; You're Next is a horror keeper; and Oprah Nation takes The Butler to the bank. ► The long-awaited and quickly discarded Riddick shows why movie hyperbole can be so tiresome. For years, we supposedly wanted a Riddick movie that didn’t drop a deuce like ‘The Chronicles of Riddick.’ We wanted a return to the ‘Pitch Black’ universe. »
- John Law
Directed by David Twohy.
Betrayed and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators before activating a homing beacon that sees bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descending on his location, only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge.
Nine years after last donning the goggles, Vin Diesel is back for a third outing as the escaped convict, murderer and antihero Richard B. Riddick as he and writer-director David Twohy strip back the bloated excesses of The Chronicles of Riddick and look to revitalise the franchise by returning to its Pitch Black roots with the sci-fi survival horror Riddick.
During a scouting trip to locate Furya, Riddick finds himself stranded on a sun-scored, barren world after a botched assassination attempt by one »
- Gary Collinson
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