There have been talks of a new CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK film since way back in 2007, but it may finally come to fruition. Vin Diesel posted an update on his official Facebook page about the film, tentatively titled THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: DEAD MAN STALKING, which reveals that filming may start this summer.
"[David Twohy] the writer/director just landed in New York with the good news. We can start filming this summer. However, there is a catch... in order for us to make a true R rated film, I must work for scale upfront. Not unlike the 'Find me Guilty' experience (which I wouldn't have changed for the world)...
Money is always second to art, integrity and spirit... but the real issue is deeper. Can I suspend my life, to momentarily venture to that dark place... called Riddick."
There you have it, straight from the horses mouth. Naturally, money is the root of the problem, but it seems that Diesel is willing to take a pay cut for the sake of art. He should have plenty of FAST FIVE dough floating to support a lavish lifestyle in the meantime. I'm excited to see the series go back to the R-rated roots of PITCH BLACK.
Diesel is having another meeting with Twohy to see concept art and discuss a potnetial schedule, so hopefully we'll hear more soon.
THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK's Thandie Newton