Vin Diesel is one celebrity who has embraced social media, using his Facebook page to talk to fans and ask them their opinions on his upcoming projects. Diesel even refers to his Facebook account as "Our page," even though he likely is the only one allowed to make administrative changes.
Now that Diesel has the hugely successful Fast Five currently in theaters, the actor already has a couple projects lined up: The Machine, which starts shooting this fall, and a third installment in the Riddick series, which began with 2000's Pitch Black and continued with 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick.
Diesel spoke about Riddick 3 on his Facebook page as early as August of 2009, when he revealed that a third installment was all "about rating" with both Diesel and writer/director David Twohy wanting an R-rating for the next Riddick movie. In February of 2010, Universal made Riddick 3 official, with plans to distribute the movie, and, as Diesel revealed in March, Riddick 3 will get to keep its R-rating if the budget is kept small.
Diesel's latest Facebook update says that the budget is so small he'll be feeling the effects in his own wallet. it's the economy, stupid >>