"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?"
This year, Vin Diesel will return in theaters as two of his most famous characters, Dom Toretto in May's Fast & Furious 6 and the antihero Riddick in this fall's aptly-titled Riddick. The third installment in the live-action Riddick movies (discounting the animated The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury), Riddick was a labor of love for Diesel and writer-director David Twohy after the box office disappointment that was 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick, but, fortunately, for those that have stuck with the character throughout the movies and video games, Twohy may have figured out a plan that could make the sequel a hit: make it more like 2000's Pitch Black, the movie that got the whole Riddick train moving in the first place. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.23.13 by Ryan
"To try to bring down a monster, you must become a monster."
In May, Vin Diesel will make his fifth appearance as the anti-hero Dominic Toretto in Fast & Furious 6, easily Diesel's most successful franchise. Diesel skipped out for 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious, opting to instead work on 2002's xXx, his second box office hit. Diesel followed this with a more dramatic action movie, 2003's A Man Apart.
In the movie, Diesel plays former criminal-turned-DEA agent Sean Vetter, whose wife (Jacqueline Obradors) is assassinated by a drug cartel when they break into Vetter's home. With the help of his partner (Larenz Tate), Vetter seeks revenge on every single member of the cartel. A Man Apart also co-stars Timothy Olyphant, who later took over the lead role of 2007's Hitman after Diesel stepped down from role, choosing to simply be the executive producer instead. Watch A Man Apart tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT only on Reelzchannel. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.10.13 by Ryan
Who Should Play the "Forgotten" Hero?
If Aquaman is the one member of the Justice League that late night talk show hosts and sketch comics like to pick on for having "useless" powers like breathing underwater and communicating with marine life, Martian Manhunter is the one that nobody picks on...or even mentions...ever. The "forgotten" member of the Justice League, Martian Manhunter has been a member of the super-team since they first gathered together in the pages of The Brave and the Bold #28 (Feb./Mar. 1960) and is actually the most powerful of them all, possessing all of Superman's abilities, plus telepathy, invisibility, phasing and shape-shifting.
Martian Manhunter has received wider recognition in recent years thanks to appearances in various animated series, video games, and in the Smallville: Absolute Justice TV movie (played by Phil Morris), but he is still the only member of the Justice League that does not have a live-action movie in development at Warner Bros. If Martian Manhunter does appear on the big screen, chances are it will be as part of the ensemble Justice League movie, which will definitely need an actor of color — when not battling global threats, Martian Manhunter frequently operates in disguise as an African-American police detective named John Jones — to lend some diversity to its roster of superheroes. Join us in our hunt to find the right man to play the Martian Manhunter.
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Posted 10.12.12 by BrentJS
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." read what diesel wrote & see the new image >> Posted 06.30.12 by BrentJS
It's been a couple of months since we've heard anything about the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick, titled simply Riddick, but franchise star and producer Vin Diesel has once again taken to Facebook to offer an update on the movie and more.
Diesel revealed that principal photography has wrapped and the movie is now in post-production. He offered an inspirational message to the millions of people who follow him on the social networking site. And he shared a new image of himself in costume on the set, though whether the image is an actual "still" from the finished movie or simply a set photo is unclear. [Hopefully, it's a set photo because the lighting makes it look too much like an old episode of Star Trek. Which would be an interesting twist for the franchise, come to think of it...] read what diesel wrote & see the new image >> Posted 05.08.12 by BrentJS
Franchise star and producer Vin Diesel might as well add "publicist" to his list of titles as he continues to be the source of new information about the currently-in-production sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick, titled simply Riddick. Even before the movie went into production, Diesel began using his personal Facebook page to pimp the movie to his 31 million-and-counting fans by posting concept, storyboard and key frame art. After production began in Canada, Diesel continued to deliver, posting several photos of himself in costume as Riddick and even revealing the first still images from the movie instead of waiting for Universal to do it for him.
In the past week, Diesel's Riddick posts have been more revealing than ever, giving us our first look at the "Mercs!" that are hunting Riddick — including Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Dahl on her last day on set — and also our first good look at a toothy-grinned monster that could be one of the "mud demons" that we've been hearing about for over a year. Of course, the movie is about Riddick so Diesel posted serveral more shots of himself in costume on the set, as well. see the new images >> Posted 03.17.12 by BrentJS
After posting a between-takes shot of himself on the set of Riddick (working title) in which he was merely in repose — "just reflecting" — franchise star and producer Vin Diesel has updated his personal Facebook page with a new behind-the-scenes set photo that is more action-oriented, befitting a movie about one of the most dangerous men in the universe. The sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick finds Riddick (Diesel) stranded on a planet supposedly devoid of life — just as in the first movie, Pitch Black. Soon, however, Riddick finds himself hunted by dangerous alien predators and a team of deadly mercenaries that he alerted to the planet after activating an emergency beacon. see the full image >> Posted 02.28.12 by BrentJS
Franchise star Vin Diesel began teasing the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick long before the cameras began rolling by posting several pieces of pre-production art on his personal Facebook page as a sort of digital "thank you" to his 30 million-and-climbing followers. Diesel even beat Universal Pictures to the punch by posting online the first still image from Riddick one day before the official announcement of the start of production.
Despite being busy both starring in and producing Riddick, Diesel still manages to find the time to connect with his fans. His most recent Facebook update includes a candid new photo of himself in costume on the set in Montreal and an anecdote that explains why he felt the need to return to the world — and mindset — of the Furyan when he could have just as easily let the franchise die off following the highly criticized second movie. what did diesel say about the new photo? >> Posted 02.27.12 by BrentJS
Universal Pictures, Radar Pictures and One Race Films only just announced the start of principal photography on writer-director David Twohy's follow-up to Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, but franchise star Vin Diesel has already revealed a second still image from Riddick via his his personal Facebook page — Diesel actually shared the first still image the day before the big announcement. How's that for being a "fan friendly" actor?
The third movie in the Riddick franchise goes back to the formula that made Pitch Black such a hit with the fans: R-rated action with Riddick (Diesel) stranded on a planet swarming with alien horrors. Karl Urban (Star Trek), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Jordi Mollà (Colombiana, Knight and Day), Matt Nable (Killer Elite) and Bokeem Woodbine (upcoming Total Recall remake) also star. check out the new image of Diesel as Riddick >> Posted 02.05.12 by BrentJS
One day after franchise star Vin Diesel released the first still image from the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick via his his personal Facebook page, Universal Pictures, Radar Pictures and Diesel's own production company, One Race Films, formally announced that principal photography on Riddick — it was unclear from the announcement if this is the formal title of the third chapter in the Riddick chronicles or simply the working title — has begun in Montreal, Canada. The press release also included the first detailed synopsis of the new movie, as well as the full cast list, including confirmation that Karl Urban (Star Trek, upcoming Dredd) will return as Riddick's (Diesel) right-hand man, Vaako. read the synopsis and learn who will star alongside Diesel >> Posted 02.05.12 by BrentJS