Always reliable LA correspondent 'Joe S' is back with word that Universal's big budget Vin Diesel actioneer "The Chronicles of Riddick" (a sort of "Pitch Black" sequel) is about to undergo some extra filming:
"News of some major additional photography on 'Chronicles'. In the vicinity of $5M has been budgeted for at least seven days of filming in early March in Vancouver Canada on the Vin Diesel sequel.
Some of the additional work apparently reverses the fatal fate of a major character whose demise had already been filmed during principal photography.
A close source to the production notes that actor Nick Chinlund "sort of steals the picture from Diesel". Other material includes additional SFX work".
Meanwhile actress Kristin Lehman recently spoke to Sci-Fi Wire about her role in the film: "I play the only other Furyan in the film. Vin is, as we know, a Furyan. And this, of course, is the odyssey for him, to realize who he is, what he comes from, what his odyssey is. And I am the Furyan who brings that out in him. I come to him".
As for the film itself, she describes it as "vast, it's epic...tremendous in scope and tremendous in special effects".
We'll see for ourselves when the film opens in cinemas June 11th.
Thanks again to 'Joe S'.