Via Vin Diesel’s Facebook page, the actor has revealed a piece of concept art for the forthcoming Riddick film and a bit of news about its central themes.
He encouragingly mentions the R-rating that the film is going for, staying true to the promise that this will be a return to the criminally underrated Pitch Black, and moving away from the just plain criminal The Chronicles of Riddick. It’s clear that Diesel has been a big fan of the series for some time, and despite his successes with the Fast and the Furious series, is keen to get fans on board for this potentially great sequel.
I hear you…
While I was working on character, the Director and his team of artists have been creating the world and style of this picture. We all know how much I enjoy concept art and storyboards, haha, I am like a kid in a candy shop.
Seeing the early stage of CGI is always fascinating to me, it is a element that usually comes together long after the filming process, so you look forward to seeing it fully realized.
First stop for the Riddick production is Canada, which is where we shot a large part of Chronicles…
P.s. I am grateful to have Universal in such support of this complex character’s journey… not many studios would back an “R” rating. Very cool.