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'Guardians' Star Lord Search Down to Two and K-Stew Back for 'Snow White' Sequel

24 December 2012 8:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

1.) Marvel has narrowed their search for the lead role of Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy down to Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Zachary Levi ("Chuck") and a third mystery contender. Interestingly enough, Levi wasn't one of the five names to appear on a short list for the role last month. He is, however, already filming his role as Fandral in Thor: The Dark World, replacing Joshua Dallas, who played the character in the first Thor film. Seems like it could lead to confusion if Levi winds up playing both Quill and Fandral, but this thing is likely far from over. Marvel is targeting an August 1, 2014 release for Guardians of the Galaxy with James Gunn (Super) at the helm. Variety 2.) Box-office phenom Chad Michael Murray is negotiating to join the ever-selective Nicolas Cage in a remake of the Christian-themed film Left Behind. It would appear the "One Tree Hill" star »

- Kevin Blumeyer

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Vin Diesel Teases Hannibal The Conqueror Trilogy

24 December 2012 4:59 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Back in 2007, Mark Sinclair Vincent aka Vin Diesel announced that he was working on his directorial debut Hannibal the Conqueror, a film about the life of Carthaginian military commander Hannibal Barca, which will be made in the original Punic language.

The concept about Hannibal of Chartage was supposed to be a trilogy charting both Hannibal’s war efforts and those of his father, Hamilcar Barca, who led the Carthaginian forces during the First Punic War.

Diesel put up a post on his Facebook page this weekend that his long-awaited project is close to moving forward at a mystery studio that is keen on making all three films in his trilogy:

When a dream is born in your childhood…When you spend a decade daring to pursue it…

The day, a head of a studio says… ‘I want to make all three films of your Hannibal trilogy!’

Haha…It takes a minute to sink in… »

- Nick Martin

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People Remembers the American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

22 December 2012 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With the exit from Iraq and the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan, the numbers of Americans killed continues to drop. Still, loved ones are mourning 311 lost, and as of Dec. 17, the wars' toll since 2001 now stands at 6,656. Edward Joseph Acosta, 21 Trevor Brandon Adkins, 21 Ahmed Kousay al-Taie, 46 Erica Paige Alecksen, 21 Tobias Christoph Alexander, 30 Joseph James Altmann, 27 Mabry James Anders, 21 Joshua Ryan Ashley, 23 Bradley Wayne Atwell, 27 Daniel Benjamin Bartle, 27 Jon-Luke Bateman, 22 Jonathan Batista, 22 Rayvon Battle Jr., 25 Taylor John Baune, 21 Jordan Logan Bear, 25 Clayton Ross Beauchamp, 21 Genaro Bedoy, 20 Bryan Richard Bell, 23 Russell Ryan Bell, 37 Jose Oscar Belmontes, 28 Kenneth Wade Bennett, 26 Keith David Benson, »

- Daniel S. Levy

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Vin Diesel Moving Forward With His Hannibal The Conqueror Trilogy

21 December 2012 1:16 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Vin Diesel has been trying for years to make another Riddick movie, and just this week it was announced that Universal Pictures is planning to release the film next fall. But now another one of Diesel's long-awaited passion projects is finally getting somewhere. The actor has been working for years to try and make a trilogy about Hannibal Barca, aka Hannibal the Conqueror, and today it seems he got his first yes. Diesel has written a new post on his Facebook wall - where he tends to share a lot of information about the details of his career - and in doing so has informed his fans that he is starting to get attention for his Hannibal project. The update says, When a dream is born in your childhood... When you spend a decade daring to pursue it... The day, a head of a studio says... "I want to make »

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Is Vin Diesel’s Hannibal The Conqueror Trilogy Finally Moving Forward?

21 December 2012 12:51 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Vin Diesel likes to talk about projects well in advance of them ever happening (if they even do), so take the following news with a grain of salt for now.  The actor has been trying to get a trilogy of films about Carthaginian commander Hannibal off the ground for years, intending to make his directorial debut on the projects.  Now the actor says he recently had a meeting with a studio that is keen on making all three films in his trilogy.  Hit the jump for more. Diesel recently took to his Facebook page to provide a promising (?) update on the project: When a dream is born in your childhood... When you spend a decade daring to pursue it... The day, a head of a studio says... "I want to make all three films of your Hannibal trilogy!" Haha... It takes a minute to sink in... Shhhhh... it's still sinking in. »

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Riddick Gets an R Rating Arrives in 2013

20 December 2012 1:08 PM, PST | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

Riddick will return to the big screen but youll be forced to contend with a nine month wait and an RRating. Kiddies get your older sibling to tag along David Twohy will return to direct the third film in the Pitch Black franchise. In fact Twohy has been the man in full control from the jump he also wrote all three films (Pitch Black The Chronicles of Riddick and now Riddick). »

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Geek News: 'Riddick' Release Date, Plus 'The Avengers,' 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and 'Iron Man 3' News

19 December 2012 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

What’s cooking in the world of movie geekery today? Oh, nothing much, just a release date for the new Riddick movie, some Avengers tidbits from Joss Whedon, Hugh Jackman being confirmed for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and some cool Iron Man 3 merchandise. Slow news day, right? We kick things off with the officially announced release date for Vin Diesel’s Riddick. Mark your calendars for September 6, because that’s when the antihero star of Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick will finally make his return to the big screen. David Twohy and Diesel reunite for the third outing, which finds Riddick “…left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more...

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- Mike Bracken

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‘Riddick’ Release Date Revealed & Will Go IMAX!

19 December 2012 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Vin Diesel has confirmed the release date for his sci-fi threequel Riddick, the next in the franchise that follows the futuristic adventures of serial-killing antihero, Richard B. Riddick. The Pitch Black actor announced via his Facebook page that Riddick will arrive in cinemas 6th September 2013 and has also secured an IMAX release (fingers crossed it’s the same for us here in the UK).

Riddick will this time have that ruthless and selfish streak back after the bloated shenanigans of The Chronicles Of Riddick. Crash landing on a mysterious planet and wanted by every bounty hunter in the universe, Riddick alerts those hunting him to his whereabouts, with a survival scheme to see the planets vicious creatures do their worst on the headhunters coming to collect their prize – and hopefully stealing one of their vehicles to make his escape.

David Twohy is once again in the directors chair and below »

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Riddick Finds A Release Date

19 December 2012 9:43 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The first installment of the franchise Pitch Black, which first introduced Vin Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick was a February release while the sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick was out in the heart of summer.

The third movie in the Riddick series, titled simply Riddick, will be the first movie in the series to be released during the fall.

Universal will release the sci-fi actioner on September 6th, 2013 and announced that the movie will also be given an IMAX release.

R-rated sequel from David Twohy, who directed and wrote the first two films, co-stars Karl Urban (returning as Vaako), Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk, and Keri Hilson.

Here’s the Riddick logline:

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien »

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Riddick (2013): Vin Diesel’s Third Riddick Film Official Release Date

19 December 2012 8:25 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Riddick Release Date. David Twohy‘s Riddick (2013) has been given an official release date next year. Riddick is the third Richard B. Riddick film (Pitch Black was the first, Chronicles of Riddick the second) that Twohy and Vin Diesel have made together. With an R-rating in tow, the new Riddick film [...]

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After 9 Years, ‘Riddick’ Returns to Theaters in 2013

19 December 2012 8:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal will be putting Riddick – the third movie in the sci-fi franchise – in theaters on September 6, 2013, ending what will be a 9-year drought without Vin Diesel and his eyesight issues. Not only will the star be returning, writer/director David Twohy is also on board, meaning (at the very least) a sense of stylistic consistency. Unsurprisingly, the new feature has a lower budget and will involve less blockbuster-style action. This is pretty damned cool. Pitch Black was a lot of fun, Chronicles of Riddick was solid, and Diesel excels as this kind of survivalist action hero. The September slot doesn’t reveal a ton of confidence (which seems naturally after a poor tentpole showing and nine years), but this thing doesn’t have to change the world. It could be a bright spot in an otherwise dull wait until Awards Season 2013. Here’s the official synopsis: The infamous Riddick has been left »

- Scott Beggs

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Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' Will Finally Hit Theaters Next September

19 December 2012 7:30 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

By Hannah Soo Park

It's hard to believe, but a little over a decade has passed since Richard B. Riddick made his intergalactic debut in 2000's "Pitch Black." Ever since, the elusive sci-fi character has managed to garner enough appeal to be the center of a trilogy that includes 2004's "The Chronicles of Riddick" and the forthcoming "Riddick," which just got its official release date.

Universal has confirmed that the third installment of David Twohy's series will open on September 6, 2013, making it one of a handful of sci-fi flicks scheduled for a 2013 release. In addition to playing in conventional theaters, the movie will also hit IMAX theaters nationwide.

With all of that said, we should also mention that Vin Diesel is reprising his role as Riddick, an infamous antihero type, who's been on the run since his introduction in "Pitch Black." This time around, he's left for dead on a lifeless, »

- MTV Movies Team

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Vin Diesel Bringing 'Riddick' to IMAX Screens in September

19 December 2012 7:08 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Vin Diesel fans: Start your engines.    The action just doubled down on 2013, meaning you’ll get more Vin for your money. With the sixth Fast and the Furious film ready to roar into theaters on May 24, Diesel just confirmed via THR that his planned Pitch Black sequel – simply titled Riddick – will storm multiplexes on Sept. 6.    Diesel reunites with writer/director David Twohy for the third chapter of their sci-fi storyline, which Diesel has been telling journalists will refernce the dark, lean methods of Pitch Black (instead of the bloated, flashy The Chronicles of Riddick, which alienated fans).    THR adds that Riddick will be released in IMAX by Universal.   So tell us, Diesel fans – which Vin...

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‘Riddick’ Hits IMAX Theaters in September 2013; Vin Diesel to Become ‘Kojak’

19 December 2012 7:06 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Vin Diesel re-invigorated both his flailing career and the Fast and the Furious series when he returned for the fourth installment, Fast & Furious (passing over his Tokyo Drift cameo, that is). We’ll have to wait and see if he replicates that success with the belated followup to the cult science-fiction titles Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick, simply titled Riddick.

We have two Diesel-related stories to cover today, beginning with the confirmation that Riddick has (finally) secured a theatrical release date. In addition, its leading man is lined up for a new project (one which involves neither fugitive racers nor intergalactic bounty hunters, no less): a movie based on the popular 1970s crime procedural Kojak.

In certain circles, there’s far more interest in Vin Diesel’s return to the Pitch Black universe with Riddick than next year’s ...

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'Riddick' Set For Late Summer Release

19 December 2012 5:45 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

All the previous announcements were that the latest installment of the Riddick film series starring Vin Diesel, and once again written and directed by David Twohy, to be called simply Riddick, would come out sometime during the first quarter of 2013. However, Universal has announced that the R rated film will be released on Sept. 6, which is not exactly a good time to release it. Usually the late August/early September period right after the big summer releases is the worst time to release a film. It's where studios like to dump their worst films which have little chance of any box office success. Perhaps Universal is trying to buck the trend, or maybe they know »

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Riddick gets a release date

19 December 2012 3:32 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Vin Diesel has revealed the release date of Riddick via his official Facebook page, after teasing the information for some time. The threequel, which follows on from Pitch Black and The Chronicles Of Riddick, will open in the Us on 6 September 2013, with a UK release date yet to be confirmed (although we’d imagine it’d be around the same time). It’s getting an IMAX release on top of a conventional cinema run, which suggests we can expect some pretty ambitious visuals, despite the synopsis giving the impression that the film...

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- Matt Maytum

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Riddick Finally Gets a Release Date

19 December 2012 1:27 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Riddick, the third film in following the infamous criminal of the same name (a sequel to Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick), has had a somewhat rocky production and even though it wrapped up filming a few months ago, there's been nary a mention as to when fans might see it.  Now we know as Universal Pictures has finally announced a release date. 

The sequel to Chronicles of Riddick has been long-gestating.  First it didn't seem like it was going to happen, because of the director's (David Twohy) insistence on an R rating.  Then things finally came together and Vin Diesel started showing off concept art and minor details on his Facebook page.  Filming finally started...then had to shut down because the money stopped coming.  Eventually the money came back and production resumed again.  So, it's been a long and winding road to this film.

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Riddick Finally Finds A Release Date Next Fall

19 December 2012 1:13 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's been nearly a decade since we last saw Vin Diesel slap on a pair of round goggles and go around space being called Riddick, but that streak is coming to an end. Eight years after the release of The Chronicles of Riddick an official release date has been announced for it's sequel. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Universal Pictures will be releasing Riddick into theaters on September 6, 2013 and, what's more, they are planning a corresponding IMAX release to go with it. It will be the first movie in the series to be released during the fall, as Pitch Black was a February release while the previously mentioned Chronicles was out in the heart of summer. But the latest title is currently sitting on prime real estate competition-wise. While not historically a great week for movies, it's currently the only wide release scheduled for that weekend and is spaced »

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Universal confirms Riddick for September 2013

19 December 2012 12:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew Dec 19, 2012

Vin Diesel returns to the big screen as Riddick in the autumn of 2013, it's been confirmed...

It sounds like it’s been something of a battle, and a labour of love on behalf of David Twohy and Vin Diesel, to bring Riddick back to the big screen. It’s little secret that there were financial-related issues earlier in the production that nearly led to Riddick being shut down, but thankfully, these were resolved.

And that means that the coast is clear for the new film to make its way to cinemas. The new film is now in post-production, and David Twohy has written and directed it. In front of the camera, Diesel is joined by Katee Sackhoff and Karl Urban.

Finally, we now know when to expect the film too. The new Riddick movie, it’s been announced, will arrive in cinemas on September 6th. Furthermore, »

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‘Riddick’ Gets a New Pic, a Release Date and the IMAX Treatment

18 December 2012 7:49 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Vin Diesel has once again updated dated us on Riddick via his Facebook page. First up is a new pick of Diesel and writer/director David Twohy.

 

Then this little message:

September 6th 2013

The release date of next year’s Riddick.

IMAX… very cool, great job Dt.

Grrrr….

That’s right, Riddick is coming fall of 2013 in all it’s R-rated IMAX glory.

I don’t mind saying I’m fairly excited for this one.

What about you?

Source: Facebook »

- Philip Sticco

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