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. Read More »

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Vin Diesel‘s prediction was apparently only a few months off. Earlier this year, the Fast Five star said he and writer/director David Twohy could start shooting a new Riddick movie as early as this summer. Summer is almost over and while shooting hasn’t begun, it seems that casting has.

According to Moviehole, casting has now begun on the film simply called Riddick, which will be a direct sequel to Pitch Black with only minor references to The Chronicles of Riddick. In the film Riddick’s character “seems to have gotten a welcome, kick-ass overhaul….he’s more brutal, bad-ass and virile than he was in the previous films.” Read a bit more about the characters that are being cast and the possible plot after the jump. Read More »


The teasing little updates on David Twohy and Vin Diesel‘s third movie featuring the sci-fi antihero Riddick are certainly coming along with greater frequency. Does that mean the movie is any closer to getting made? Not so far as we know, but for those interested it is certainly the best piece of concept art to date.

For the past couple years the duo have talked about making Riddick, which would continue the story begun in Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. Not long ago Vin Diesel said they might shoot the film this summer, and David Twohy has exhorted fans to continue their vocal support for the project, in the hopes that Universal would say yes. We don’t have word of a green light yet, but Vin Diesel has posted a new piece of concept art, which you can see in full below. Read More »

David Twohy Issues a Minor ‘Riddick’ Update

Every six months or so it seems that we get a very small update on the possibility of a third Riddick film from either star Vin Diesel or writer/director David Twohy. In late 2010 we heard that Riddick, the proposed follow-up to Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, has still been in development. And just last week Vin Diesel said that it looked like there was a real chance to make the movie this summer, though he’d have to take a pay cut to do it. (And be willing to go into “that dark place…called Riddick,” which was rather funny.)

Now David Twohy is chiming in, essentially supporting what Vin Diesel said last week, and offering a small extra morsel of encouragement. Read More »

For years, Vin Diesel and David Twohy have sworn up and down that they were going to make a sequel to the Pitch Black spin-off The Chronicles of Riddick. As far back as this site has existed, and beyond, the pair have said they’d like to continue the story of the sci-fi badass and wanted criminal Riddick, but when the 2004 film failed to explode at the box office, grossing barely $60 million domestic, those plans stalled. But the pair have kept thinking about the idea, developing it, and now with Diesel a hot commodity once again (based off the huge success of Fast Five) it seems the Riddick sequel is once again a possibility.

Diesel took to his Facebook page and said that he and Twohy could be ready to shoot a hard-R rated version of the film as early as this summer…if he was willing to work for scale, which basically means minimum wage for actors. Will Diesel do it? And what exactly did he say? Read it after the break. Read More »

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. Read More »

 

“Man, you guys didn’t go see my Bigfoot movie.”

There’s this pair of shorts, the coolest shorts on Earth in my estimation, that I found on South Beach for $5. I think they’re from the ’70s. Every time I open a drawer to get some socks, I see the shorts and know that my day is going to be a-okay. Oddly, that’s sort of how I feel when I see actor Steve Zahn in a movie, any movie. Zahn has just been cast in The Perfect Getaway, a tourist thriller, from director David Twohy (The Chronicles of Riddick, The Arrival).

The film sort of recalls Forgetting Sarah Marshall stirred up with nasty serial killers, one of which will be played by Timothy Olyphant (Hitman, Deadwood). Zahn will play one half of a newlywed couple honeymooning in Hawaii that comes upon two hikers with murder on their minds. Don’t get blood on the lei, guys, and can we get a cooler title that does not remind one of that Kim Basinger-Alec Baldwin flop remake?

Zahn was last on screen in the maligned Sasquatch-meets-Justin Long comedy Strange Wilderness, and has two festival-trekking flicks, Sunshine Cleaning (7.5) and The Great Buck Howard (7), ready for viewing.

Discuss: Was Steve Zahn’s performance in Rescue Dawn his best yet? Any fans out there of David Twohy’s The Arrival?

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