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Vin Diesel Says R-Rated ‘Riddick’ Will Shoot in Canada; Offers New Concept Art

6 September 2011 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The update schedule for Riddick, the third film to feature the character Vin Diesel originated in Pitch Black and developed further in The Chronicles of Riddick, has been accelerating. What was once an annual thing from Diesel and writer/director David Twohy has turned into a monthly info blast as pre-production accelerates and a real shoot date looms. What is that shoot date? We still don't know, but in his latest update Vin Diesel insists the R-rated film will be backed by Universal, and will shoot partially in Canada. Read his update in full below. Riddick will reportedly be a direct sequel [2] to Pitch Black. Over the weekend, Vin Diesel offered this statement via Facebook [3], and posted the concept art that acts as the article's header. While I was working on character, the Director and his team of artists have been creating the world and style of this picture. We »

- Russ Fischer

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'Riddick' Director Says the Next Film Is So Close, He Can Taste Vin Diesel

3 June 2011 7:35 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

While the road to a third installment of the "Chronicles of Riddick" has been long and bumpy, you have to hand it to the driving forces behind the series. They're not a quiet bunch.

Over the past year, Riddick himself, Vin Diesel, has taken to the Facebook airwaves to broadcast his thoughts on the upcoming sequel and hint at what to expect from the film. As recently as last week, Diesel was facing a major life crisis when it came to pushing the third film "Riddick" into production: would he sacrifice his paycheck to get this passion project made? The sci-fi trilogy rested on his shoulders.

Now, writer/director David Twohy has spoken up on his blog, stating, "The hurdles seem to be dropping.  The final turn is being rounded.  The finish line (actually a starting line) seems closer than ever."

Perhaps Diesel will be hitting the breadlines after all. »

- Matt Patches

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Vin Diesel may work for scale to reprise Riddick: 'Money is always second to art, integrity and spirit'

25 May 2011 11:18 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Vin Diesel and writer/director David Twohy have been meeting to look at concept art for a third Riddick movie and discuss a potential shooting schedule, the actor revealed to his 24 million Facebook fans. On Tuesday, Diesel posted a message on his wall telling fans Twohy had good news — they could start filming this summer — but there was a catch. “n order for us to make a true R rated film, I must work for scale upfront. Not unlike the Find me Guilty experience (which I wouldn’t have changed for the world)… Money is always second to art, integrity and spirit… »

- Mandi Bierly

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Pitch Black's Vin Diesel, David Twohy talk The Chronicles Of Riddick sequel!

6 March 2011 10:07 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Vin Diesel has updated his followers on Facebook about the sequel to Chronicles of Riddick, reports Diesel posted a video where he and director David Twohy were present. Twohy answered a question before running off, concerning whether Riddick will be a lot different in the latest installment than the others saying "The movie itself is going to be a lot like Pitch Black because of the money involved, right? Because we want to retain our R rating." Diesel added "Which is a big deal. We're committed to going R. Twohy continued saying "It will be a bit more tougher than Chronicles was but, a little more Pitch Black in that regard. We are going to be lean and we are going to do it quick and it's going to be a cool movie, I can tell you that." »

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