I know you’re totally interested in the upcoming David Twohy‘s Riddick, so here we are for a little update.
Ok, you already know that it could film this summer (as Vin Diesel explained a week ago), you already know the synopsis part, but it’s always the good thing to hear what the man behind this project has to say about the whole thing, right?
So, check out what director and writer Twohy had to share with all of us on his own blog. He also posted the piece of concept art as well.
“The hurdles seem to be dropping. The final turn is being rounded. The finish line (actually a starting line) seems closer than ever.
Of course, there are no guarantees in this mad endeavor called “filmmaking,” a pursuit that is a pricey shotgun marriage between business and art. But we’ve reached a critical mass of enthusiasm and resource needed to launch a movie.If we go now, we can make it now. If we don’t, we may never. And trust me, we’re all keenly aware of that.
Yeah, I had some good face-time with Vin in NYC. We talked at length about where we go from here – about how to travel to all the places in the RIDDICK universe that needed travelling to – and we think we know have the Master Map. We’ll keep it tucked tightly in our breast pocket for now, but it’s enough to say that, if we can pull it all off, you’ll have spent a good 15 years with us.
But Vin will be the driving force behind this next movie; I’m merely the writer-director. Am I being facetious? Kinda. But kinda not, too: It’s Vin and the concessions he chooses to make that will allow this movie to go forward. And his love of the character, of course.”
So, shall we start demanding the movie, or what?
I have no idea, but in a mean time, let me remind you that Twohy will soon begin filming the third installment in the Riddick franchise with Diesel. The movie will also star Joel William Gonzales and Karl Urban, and for those who missed it, here’s the synopsis once again:
“Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Vin Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before.
Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.”