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Scope out a very cool and candid pic of Vin Diesel between takes on the set of the new Riddick film

02.27.2012by: Marcey Papandrea

We know that good ol’ Vin Diesel loves to share his thoughts and give the fans some goodies every now and then. We’ve seen some cool concept art for the film he is currently working on THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: DEAD MAN STALKING.

He has provided a brand new picture; one of himself in deep thought between takes. He posted the picture as a gift for the fans and as a reflection on a close friend who recently passed away. He wrote up a very moving tribute, and it is well worth the read, you can scope it out below and the picture is above.

Despite the fact, that this by far is the most physical of roles that I have played… I decided to show a picture you might never see… a candid, of me in between a lighting set up, just reflecting…

It has been sometime now since I have ventured to that place, where the Furyan dwells… It is strange how learning about myself always coincides with playing the character, which has never been more true than in this experience… but, I will explain that some other day when I am beyond this journey.

It was early yesterday morning when our production week ended, the Director and handful from the crew were recapping/celebrating the weeks accomplishments, when someone asked why I had to make this film. The Director who has known me for almost 15 years said quickly… "with Vin, it is all about the promise, if he says he will make it, it doesn't matter how long it takes, he will."

While I was shooting "Find me Guilty", in 2004, we often had visitors who viewed the process like it was a stage performance, haha… it very much reminded me of the off broadway theatre days of my youth. One regular, was an elderly fella named Charlie, he was my favorite of guests, he actually grew up near the set which happened to be the same place that Marlon Brando filmed "On the Waterfront" half a century ago. I appreciated his visits in particular, he had a positive, encouraging energy and he always left with the same words… "No one will bring the truth and spirit of the character like you… you must do it!" He was referring to Hannibal the Conqueror… he actually bought a ticket to the Warner Bros' version starring Victor Mature in the 1950's.

My friend Charlie passed away this morning, peacefully in his sleep… a prayer and a farewell… and yes my old friend Charlie…

We will find a way, or We will make one!

A very moving story, and more than anything Vin has showed what a strong and capable person he is, this project is his passion and despite everything it is on its way. We'll be keeping our eye on any and all updates.

UPDATE: Vin just revealed this extra action shot picture (below)!

Vin's very lovely co-star Katee Sackoff

Extra Tidbit: RIP to Vin's close friend Charlie, sounds like he was a great man.
Source: Vin Diesel

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