First Still Image from New Riddick Movie Reveals a Battered and Bloodied Vin Diesel
02.03.12 by BJSprecher
Who needs a P.R. department when you're Vin-freaking-Diesel, right? That seems to be Diesel's thought regarding the currently-in-production sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick that he is starring in and producing.
Diesel has been the source of information about the movie, using his personal Facebook page to reveal concept, storyboard and key frame art used in the making of the movie, as well as behind-the-scenes photos of himself in costume on the set in Canada. Now, Diesel is at it again, sending a shout-out to his loyal Facebook followers yesterday that included an inspirational message and the first still image from Riddick 3 (working title) showing that things are not going to be easy for the rogue Furyan king in his third live-action outing.
Here's the message from Diesel that accompanied the first still image:
First time I posted about Riddick was back in 2009, Facebook was fresh...
They were asking me to come to the headquarters to talk about this new concept of communicating with fans. I was proud to lead that wave, yet all I was doing, was opening up about my passion — film.
So this picture of Our 2012 production of Riddick, is a cool victory for all of us... it shows that studios can be influenced by your voice.
P.s. Proud of Our Riddick team.
Riddick 3 was written and is being directed by David Twohy. Twohy co-wrote and directed the first movie, Pitch Black, wrote and directed the second, The Chronicles of Riddick, and also helped in the writing of The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, the 2004 made-for-DVD animated movie. Riddick 3 will see Riddick returning to his R-rated roots in a scaled-down production that finds him stranded by his own people and left for dead on a desolate planet populated by monstrous alien predators (a la Pitch Black). Diesel is joined by Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), who will play Dahl, a Nordic mercenary on the hunt for Riddick. Jordi Mollà (Colombiana, Knight and Day) may have also joined the cast as Santana, a "machete-wielding enforcer" also out to get Riddick. The movie does not yet have a release date.