Looks like fans of ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ won’t have much longer to wait for the sequel according to Vin Diesel!
In a status update on his Facebook page, Diesel wrote:
“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.”
Diesel also uploaded a new concept art piece alongside his status:
The last we heard about the movie, casting was underway and a possible synopsis was given. ‘Riddick’ will be a direct sequel to ‘Pitch Black’ and will offer a more brutal Riddick. Diesel also commented on how he would have to take a pay cut in order for the movie to proceed. Well it looks like it is all paid off as the movie is now being backed by Universal who has agreed to allow the movie be made with an R rating much to the delight of Diesel and his fans.
Although there is no definite filming start date, Diesel does state that it will occur in Canada. With the intention of bringing back the character more to its ‘Pitch Black’ persona, fans are looking forward to what this sequel will offer!