An R-Rated “Riddick” To Shoot This Summer?

Vin Diesel has been bringing up “Riddick”, an R-rated third movie in which he plays the titular anti-hero, for several months now.

Yesterday on his Facebook page, Diesel revealed that that the movie has been given the green light but on the condition that he lower his salary (the actor earned $15 million for “Fast Five”). Diesel says:

“[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.

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?”

He later added “I am off to another meeting with David, the director of Riddick, to see concept art and discuss the potential schedule.”