Vin Diesel has used the quiet of the Labor Day holiday weekend as an opportunity to release some more pre-release stuff from David Twohy’s “Riddick”, the upcoming third film featuring his character from “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick”.
In a posting he revealed a new concept art sketch and confirmed that the film is definitely going ahead with an R-rating. Shooting is slated to kick off sometime soon in Canada:
“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.”
As previously reported, the story has Riddick left for dead on a desolate planet fighting for survival against alien predators. Bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy soon descend, only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge.