So far, just about everything we know about the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick has come from the series star himself, Vin Diesel, who has been using his personal Facebook page to update his 26.9 million followers about the movie. Diesel has commented many times about his desire to see the movie get an R-rating like the first movie in the franchise, Pitch Black, and recently posted online a piece of Riddick 3 (formerly The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking) concept art sent to him by writer-director David Twohy.
Diesel has also said that the movie would begin shooting this summer. Given the movie's budget — Diesel would have to work for scale — and rating issues, this seemed overly optimistic, but now we have our first indication that Diesel might have been right on target with that estimation. According to MovieHole, casting director Anne McCarthy has been "bringing in actors to test for the supporting roles." MovieHole also offered a few details about the roles that are being tested for and even included some possible plot details. more about Riddick 3 >>