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First Vin Diesel, now Chronicles of Riddick director David Twohy gives an update

06.02.2011by: Jared Pacheco

It's no secret that there's another CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK flick on the way. Hell every chance he gets Vin Diesel takes the opportunity to talk about that shite. Don't get me wrong, I'm actually pretty stoked we've got another 'Riddick' adventure heading our way, definitely a favorite genre character of mine, as I'm sure most of you feel the same.

But alas today's update isn't coming from Mr. Diesel, surprise surprise. Instead we've got RIDDICK director David Twohy opening up about this next 'Riddick' flick, titled THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: DEAD MAN STALKING. Actually Twohy provides us with a pretty hefty blog entry over at his official blog. Check it out:

The hurdles seem to be dropping. The final turn is being rounded. The finish line (actually a starting line) seems closer than ever.

Of course, there are no guarantees in this mad endeavor called “filmmaking,” a pursuit that is a pricey shotgun marriage between business and art. But we’ve reached a critical mass of enthusiasm and resource needed to launch a movie. If we go now, we can make it now. If we don’t, we may never. And trust me, we’re all keenly aware of that.

Yeah, I had some good face-time with Vin in NYC. We talked at length about where we go from here – about how to travel to all the places in the RIDDICK universe that needed travelling to – and we think we know have the Master Map. We’ll keep it tucked tightly in our breast pocket for now, but it’s enough to say that, if we can pull it all off, you’ll have spent a good 15 years with us.

But Vin will be the driving force behind this next movie; I’m merely the writer-director. Am I being facetious? Kinda. But kinda not, too: It’s Vin and the concessions he chooses to make that will allow this movie to go forward. And his love of the character, of course. So if you, too, have a soft spot for this hardened criminal, you might want to weigh in over at that giant-ass Facebook page he’s got. Me? I’m still part of the Facebook Resistance.

I do get your emails of encouragement from seemingly all corners of the world. (Last week, Lithuania was heard from. I had to use Google Maps.) I can’t always respond, but I do read just about everything that comes in. And I’m always quietly startled by the reach my films have – by how raw imagination alloyed with damn hard work can result in a product that travels the globe and excites the phosphors of so many screens as it excites the imaginations of so many who watch.

Above is a piece of art I did for Vin to help him see some of the visuals I carry around in my head night and day. Titled “Fifth Horseman,” it’s a tableau from the next movie.


But that's not all! The writer/director also tossed up the above image to help wet our lips. The shot is called 'The Fifth Horseman' and obviously has 'Mr. Riddick' looking all badass. Does he even have another look? No, I didn't think so.

So there you have it folks! Nice to see THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: DEAD MAN STALKING getting closer and closer to production. You can bet we'll be tossing you every RIDDICK update that comes our way leading up to the franchise's third film so be sure to check back soon for more!

Extra Tidbit: Which 'Riddick' flick did you like better: PITCH BLACK or THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK?
Source: David Twohy



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