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Vin Diesel Updates Next Riddick Movie

28 December 2010 7:12 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Vin Diesel has been dropping cryptic hints about the next Riddick film on Facebook for over a year now. His latest, passed along just before Christmas, offers a first glimpse into what the story might entail based on direction he's been given to prepare for the character.

Vin teases that David Twohy, the writer/director of both Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, has challenged him to create three different body looks for the third Riddick film. There will be the ripped Dom (aka Fast and Furious) look, the "lean" Furyan look, and the "Dinorscio" look.

Dinorscio refers to Giacomo "Jackie" Dinorscio, a real-life crime lord played by Vin in the 2006 film Find Me Guilty. Vin sported hair and a suit in the role which may be what Twohy is referring to.

Attached to the Facebook update is a 2010 dated image of Riddick titled "Riddick Returns." It's likely fan »

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Vin Diesel Talks ‘Riddick’ Character Design, Plus New Art

23 December 2010 7:41 AM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Most of our Vin Diesel coverage of late has been focused on the fifth Fast and Furious film, Fast Five. It would appear, however, that Vin Diesel doesn’t want us to only remember him as street racer Dominick Toretto:  the actor has recently taken to Facebook to let the world know that Riddick is still in the works and that he is actively talking about the film with director David Twohy (Pitch Black).

The last time we talked about Riddick – the third film in the popular sci-fi franchise – was all the way back in May when we reported that the movie was dropping the ridiculous title The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking. That decision meshed with a plot synopsis that focused squarely on Riddick being an epic alien badass that is forced to fight his way off of ...

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- Rob Frappier

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Vin Diesel May Have Three Body Types for Riddick Sequel

23 December 2010 6:17 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Vin Diesel is still promising a second sequel to his 2000 breakthrough acting role, ‘Pitch Black,’ and is saying returning director David Twohy wants him to combine three different body types for the movie, is reporting. On his self-run Facebook page, the actor said Twohy wants him to have ‘the Dinorscio type, the Dom type and the lean Furyan type…all in the same movie.” The three types are the characters Diesel portrayed in ‘Find me Guilty,’ ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise and in the ‘Chronicles of Riddick’ series. Not much more information has been confirmed by Diesel, Twohy or Universal Pictures, which distributed ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ and its [...] »

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The Third ‘Riddick’ Movie Is Still Crawling Through Development

22 December 2010 2:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Vin Diesel has been promising a third Riddick movie for some time. The film would be a new link in the chain that began with Pitch Black and continued with The Chronicles of Riddick, with a short animated film linking them. (And which spawned one surprisingly good game, Escape From Butcher Bay, and a not shabby game sequel, Assault on Dark Athena.) We don't know much about the new film, which remains in the conceptual stages, but a new statement by the actor teases a bit of development on the Riddick front. Here's what Vin Diesel said via his Facebook [1] page. (Which, remember, is actually run by the actor, rather than a hired gun.) So the director of Riddick, my partner on Cor since the beginning, Dt [David Twohy]... has a new challenge in store. He wants me to have 3 different body looks for this next chapter... There is the Dinorscio type, »

- Russ Fischer

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Riddick: Concept Art of Vin Diesel

22 December 2010 6:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Way back in May, we got the official synopsis for the David Twohy directed, theatrical return of Vin Diesel as everyone’s favorite Furyan, Riddick. According to an early script review in April, the movie was to be titled, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, and then Diesel said it was just going to be called Riddick.

Now, Diesel has uploaded a new piece of concept art from the upcoming Riddick sequel on his Facebook page, which you can check out below, along with some comments Diesel made about his physical appearance in the forthcoming film.

The image says Riddick Returns, which makes me wonder if that is now the proposed title? They should probably make up their minds.

Vin Diesel said that aside from the regular Riddick look that we’re all familiar with, director David Twohy also wants him to to employ looks that resemble Vin Diesel »

- Jason Moore

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Vin Diesel Teases ‘Riddick’; Shows Artwork

22 December 2010 4:04 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It seems that Vin Diesel likes to tease his fans with new movie details whenever the opportunity arises. Not that we’re complaining! Diesel recently posted up some hints on Facebook for eager fans who want to know what to expect from the upcoming Riddick sequel.

“[M]y partner on [The Chronicles of Riddick] since the beginning, [David Twohy]… has a new challenge in store, [...] He wants me to have 3 different body looks for this next chapter… There is the Dinorscio type, the Dom type, and the lean Furyan type… but all in the same movie, haha… When it comes to art, we all like a challenge.”

So, along with the traditional Riddick body type (Furyan), he’s going to have to change up his muscular structure so it’s similar to what it was in the movies Find Me Guilty and Fast and the Furious. Do you think it’ll be possible to tell the difference? »

- Laura Stackhouse

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Vin Diesel to Have Three Looks in Riddick 3

22 December 2010 2:56 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Vin Diesel posted a message on his Facebook page with an update on the third "Riddick" installment, in which the actor will have to weight-loss and weigh-gain to play the character. He wrote: "So the director of Riddick, my partner on [The Chronicles of Riddick] since the beginning, [David Twohy]... has a new challenge in store. He wants me to have 3 different body looks for this next chapter... There is the Dinorscio type, the Dom type, and the lean Furyan type... but all in the same movie, haha... When it comes to art, we all like a challenge." The Dinorscio type is how he looked in "Find Me Guilty," for which Diesel gained 30 lbs of fat. The Dom type is how he looked in "Fast and Furious," in which the actor is the most muscular. And the Furyan type is how he looked in "Pitch Black" and "The Chronicles of Riddick," in which he is more toned. »

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Vin Diesel Mentions Three Physiques For Next ‘Riddick’ Film

21 December 2010 11:48 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Looks like Vin Diesel wants to complete the planned trilogy soon. On his Facebook page, he wrote director David Twohy (Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick) urged him to prepare for the next “Riddick” film. “So the director of Riddick, my partner on Cor since the beginning, Dt…has a new challenge in store,” he wrote. “He wants me to have 3 different body looks for this next chapter…” he continued. “There is the Dinorscio type, the Dom type, and the lean Furyan type…but all in the same movie, haha…” He is referencing to the characters of Riddick, Jack Dinorscio from “Find Me Guilty,” and Dominic Toretto from the “Fast & Furious” series. “When it comes to art, we all like a challenge,” he wrote. Like always, he included a fan art of Riddick in his Facebook message to his fans. So check it out. Source: Vin Diesel's Facebook »

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Vin Diesel Talks More Riddick, New Concept Art

21 December 2010 5:06 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Vin Diesel gave Chronicles of Riddick fans an early Xmas gift today when he revealed a bit more about his character's look(s) in the upcoming third entry in the franchise, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, along with some snazzy new concept art.

"So the director of Riddick, my partner on Cor since the beginning, David Twohy... has a new challenge in store. He wants me to have 3 different body looks for this next chapter," Diesel stated on Facebook. "There is the Dinorscio [Find Me Guilty] type, the Dom type [Fast and the Furious], and the lean Furyan type... but all in the same movie, haha... When it comes to art, we all like a challenge," he jokes.

Dig on the concept art below, and look for more soon.


Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more »

- Uncle Creepy

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Vin Diesel Teases Riddick Details

21 December 2010 | | See recent news »

Vin Diesel has offered some slight hints at what fans can expect from the upcoming Riddick , courtesy of his Facebook fan page. "[M]y partner on [The Chronicles of Riddick] since the beginning, [David Twohy]... has a new challenge in store," writes Diesel, "He wants me to have 3 different body looks for this next chapter... There is the Dinorscio type, the Dom type, and the lean Furyan type... but all in the same movie, haha... When it comes to art, we all like a challenge." In addition to the "Furyan type" of the previous Twohy films ( Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick ), Diesel makes reference to his body type in Find Me Guilty and in the Fast and the Furious films. In addition to the comment, Diesel posted the below »

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The 20 Sexiest Sci-Fi Babes

8 December 2010 4:30 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

It’s no mistake that Olivia Wilde’s Quorra is featured prominently in promotion for “Tron: Legacy.” Amidst a sea of dazzling CGI images, her organic sexiness is a highlight.

But Wilde’s appearance as a beautiful program is more than just a nod to Cindy Morgan’s attractive turn as Yori in the original film, it’s also the latest instance of sexy femininity in sci-fi, a legacy that stretches back decades and encompasses everything from bikini-clad bounty hunters to pleasure robots.

Join us as we count down the 20 sexiest.

20. Natalie Portman, ‘Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ (2005)

When we first meet the mother of Luke and Leia Skywalker, she’s nothing more than a child, thrust into a difficult rule on her home planet of Naboo. But as the prequel trilogy progressed, Padme became so much more than just the vessel for a future generation of heroes, »

- Adam Swiderski

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ZeniMax acquires MachineGames

11 November 2010 6:42 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

ZeniMax has completed the purchase of MachineGames. The studio is working on an unannounced game using the id Tech 5 engine, which will be published by Bethesda Softworks for multiple platforms. MachineGames was founded by former Starbreeze employees, who had worked on The Chronicles Of Riddick and The Darkness. "Working with our new colleagues at id and the world class publisher, Bethesda Softworks, is a tremendous opportunity," (more) »

- By Matthew Reynolds

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Between Dimensions: Babylon A.D. (2008)

20 October 2010 6:11 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Between Dimensions [1] is a continuing feature that examines science-fiction on the screen in all of its forms: big or small, good or bad. Babylon A.D. should have been called Babylon A.D.D. for Attention Deficit Disorder. This overstuffed film from Vin Diesel and Director Mathieu Kassovitz defines helter skelter for the new millennium. The story tries to focus on an unusually gifted child (she spoke 19 languages at the age of 2) who is competitively coveted by a religious group and a brilliant scientist. That’ s Theme One. Vin plays Toorop, a man-about-dystopia, who is hired to get the child (Aurora) from A to B – in this case from a Chechnya-like Russia to a glossy upgrade of the USA. (A similar story was presented infinitely better in Children of Men. Focus Vin. Focus.) Along the journey, the filmmakers share their views on where the world is headed. Themes Two to Five »

- Curt

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Vin Diesel Working on a Riddick Animated TV Series

13 September 2010 11:44 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

According ot the website What’s Playing, Vin Diesel and David Twohy have been working on a “Riddick” TV series to get it ready by the time the two gets the third “Riddick” live-action movie in theaters. Vin Diesel is working on a new animated Riddick series to run in conjunction with the new live-action flick he’s doing with character brainchild David Twohy (one which will apparently be closer in tone to Pitch Black than the ill-fated sequel, Chronicles of Riddick). They’ve apparently got quite a bit of it in the can, with the composer adding his touches to the series last week. As you’ll recall, there was a “Dark Fury” animated movie at the time Diesel and Twohy were about to release “The Chronicles of Riddick”, which acted as a bridge between “Pitch Black” and “Chronicles”. This, though, sounds like they’re doing a full-fledged TV »

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Idris Elba Takes Over for Morgan Freeman in Cross

18 August 2010 5:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Idris Elba has signed on to star in Cross, the latest installment based on James Patterson’s series of novels centered around the adventures of forensic psychologist Dr. Alex Cross.  The character was previously played on screen by Morgan Freeman in 1997’s Kiss the Girls and 2001’s Along Came A Spider.  According to Deadline, David Twohy (The Chronicles of Riddick) will direct — he is currently doing a rewrite on Kerry Williamson’s script.

Elba will next be seen on the big screen in the heist film Takers starting August 27th; on the small screen, Elba stars as the titular character at the center UK-based Luther, and lend his services to the cancer comedy The Big C in a multi-episode arc.  Hit the jump for a synopsis of Cross.

Here’s the official description:

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Karl Urban Confirmed as the New Judge Dredd

14 August 2010 9:03 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Remember that early report a few weeks ago about New Zealand-born-actor Karl Urban (Star Trek, Pathfinder, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Lord of the Rings) becoming the new Judge Dredd? Well, it's now confirmed. According to Empire Online, Urban has been tapped to essay the steel-jawed, helmet-wearing, hard-core dispenser of justice in a dystopian far future. Producers Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich confirmed Urban's casting at a Q&A session.

Here's an excerpt from my original piece about the Judge Dredd character's comic book background:

For those not in the know (or the now), Judge Dredd first appeared more than 30 years ago in the pages of 2000 Ad, a British-based, science-fiction oriented weekly comic book anthology. Credit for Judge Dredd belongs to writer/editor Pat Mills, writer John Wagner, and artist Carlos Ezquerra. In a dystopian future, uniformed Street Judges patrol Mega-City-One, dispensing on-the-spot justice, acting as police, judge, jury, and executioner. »

- Mel Valentin

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AMC At Comic Con: Karl Urban Talks About His New Film 'Red' With Bruce Willis

2 August 2010 7:54 AM, PDT | AMC - Script to Screen | See recent AMC - Script to Screen news »

Karl Urban's acting career certainly didn't start with his incredible role as Eomer in "The Lord of the Rings" films, but it is when we all first took real notice of him.  He became an instant heart throb to millions of women around the world.

But Urban is much more than just a pretty face moving on to take action roles in films like "The Bourne Supremacy", "The Chronicles of Riddick", "Doom" and "Pathfinder" and then last year he showed us that he also had range as an actor taking on the unlikely role of Bones in the new "Star Trek" movie.

Urban now has a new film coming out with Action legend Bruce Willis called "Red".  The film sports an amazing cast which also includes Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich.

At the recent Comic Con in San Diego I had a chance to chat with Karl about the new project. »


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Karl Urban is the New Judge Dredd?

22 July 2010 10:43 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

I've had high hopes for the upcoming Judge Dredd reboot ever since it was announced that frequent Danny Boyle collaborator Alex Garland (Sunshine, 28 Days Later) would be writing the script [1]. I don't have quite as much faith in director Pete Travis (Vantage Point), but I think there's still a very good chance this will be an improvement on the original film. However, the most important question still has yet to be answered, and that is, who will play Judge Dredd? Sylvester Stallone had his flaws, but at least he made an imposing presence on screen. Fortunately, it looks like the actor they have in mind to replace him is a solid choice: Karl Urban. Bleeding Cool [2] recently caught wind that Karl Urban is the man who will be offered the lead role in the new movie, and although there is no guarantee that he will accept, I think we can »

- Sean

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Two Mad Max sequels headed down the highway

5 July 2010 7:44 AM, PDT | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

Just like the Road Warrior himself, a fourth Mad Max movie seems impossible to stop. Even though the project has been held back due to production snafus and an aborted start as a result of the logistical aftermath of 9/11, director George Miller keeps trying to turn over the engine on Mad Max: Fury Road. Miller's finally reached a point where he's assembled a cast (Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are in there) and it's looking more likely than ever before that MM4 will happen.

Now comes word that it won't just be a fourth Mad Max movie -- there'll also be a fifth shot at the same time #4 gets made.

According to Twitchfilm the fifth Mad Max movie has the grim-inducing subtitle of Furiosa, which makes it sound like an offspring of The Chronicles of Riddick and the Fast and Furious franchise of films. Nevertheless, Twitchfilm insists that Miller wants »

- Patrick Sauriol

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Mafia Wars: The Movie?

30 June 2010 6:48 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

We've seen plenty of video games optioned for the big screen over the years, and lately we've even been seeing all kinds of board games picked up as well. Whether or not these games have stories or characters worth developing into a movie is basically irrelevant; all that matters is that they have a recognizable brand with a built-in fanbase. Well, now that most of the valuable console games and board games have been snatched up by studios, it looks like we're on the verge of another ridiculous Hollywood trend: Facebook games. That's right, a movie is reportedly in development based on Mafia Wars [1], the casual online game that fills up your inbox with annoying requests from friends who want you to join in the fun. Mafia Wars is one of many games developed by Zynga, a company that specializes in simple social network games for Facebook and web browsers. »

- Sean

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