Vin Diesel Shares New Image from Riddick; Says First Cut Left Him "Affected/Excited"
06.30.12 by BJSprecher
Franchise star and producer Vin Diesel was far more prolific in his Facebook posts about the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick (that's really a sequel to Pitch Black) before the movie went into production — back when he was still haggling with Universal about the budget and rating and had only artwork to share — but he's still offering updates to his die-hard fans and followers now that Riddick is in post-production.
Diesel recently updated his personal Facebook page with a new still image from the movie, offering yet another look at his badass self in costume as the badass Furyan. He also revealed that he was shown an "early first cut" of the movie by writer-director David Twohy and that it left him "so affected/excited" he "couldn't sleep."
Here's the full message Diesel posted with the new image:
Last night I was invited, by the director, to the editing room... to see an early first cut of the new Riddick...
P.s. I was so affected/excited... I couldn't sleep.
Here is the official synopsis of Riddick:
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 predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.
Riddick also stars Karl Urban (Star Trek, upcoming Dredd) as Vaako, Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Dahl, Jordi Mollà (Colombiana, Knight and Day) as Santana, Matt Nable (Killer Elite) as Boss Johns, and Bokeem Woodbine (upcoming Total Recall remake) as Moss. Conrad Pla (Immortals), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Nolan Funk (Bereavement), Dave Batista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), and two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer Keri Hilson also star in as-yet-unspecified roles.