You could say after the worldwide success of Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist has truly put Vin Diesel back in the limelight but he’ll never be the A-lister mega stars like Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie. Outside the Fast & Furious franchise, Pitch Black and Tales of Riddick Diesel has made his mark on 2 inventive sci-fi action flicks which were unfairly unappreciated and a cult character (Riddick) within the sci-fi hardcore fanbase.
Vin Diesel has talked for a while about a prospect of making a third movie announcing last year Dead Man Stalking as its working title for RIDDICK and recently through his facebook page the third movie might be closer to filming than expected. The news is coming out that filming for the movie could start as early as this summer and it can be a 18 (R) Rated movie with one catch, that Diesel takes a massive pay cut and here’s what he said in his first post:
D T( David Towhy) the writer/director just landed in New York with the good news. We can start filming this summer. However, there is a catch… in 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… but the real issue is deeper. Can I suspend my life, to momentarily venture to that dark place… called Riddick.
Now, I need to hear from Our collective… you.
Wisdom and clarity appreciated.
Too long has majority of movies ‘heros’ been squeeky clean its refreshing to see the anti-hero someone who is willing to do things without a conscience. I’ll admit I haven’t watched Pitch Black, Tales of Riddick , only saw fragments of both movies and i’ll admit Im not Diesel’s biggest fan but I saw enough to say I would like to see more. Its a shame that film studios threaten movies integrity with money, already many movies that should be 18 or at least 15 rating have been destroyed by the fact film studios dont like 18 movies as they know they wont get a decent box office return (or one they regard as decent) Terminator Salvation is a perfect example.
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to saveit from destruction.