Want to watch a video of Vin Diesel dancing happily about something? How about by having it lead into an announcement of a return to his infamous science fiction themed anti-hero? While not everyone may have been happy with how ‘Riddick‘ had turned out, clearly enough are fans such that Universal is willing to create another film in the series!
I’ve always been a fan of the on and off campy to science fiction to horror films that the series has tried to encompass and I’ve felt that even when they’ve been bad – they were good!
Here’s exactly what Diesel had to say on it which you can find about 3 minutes as 12 seconds into the video:
“I’m just excited, and happy, and I’m shouting out to you guys to say thank you. Universal just called me and told me Riddick is number one on the DVD charts. There’s no way Riddick would have been made without you guys. You know that. and you guys have been a part of our page since 2012 and remember how arduous a road it was to get the movie made, and to make it rated ‘R,’ and to do it with such a low budget. It’s a win for all of us and I really, really thank you so much. Yeah, I’m excited, and of course, Universal also says they want to develop the next one.”
For those of you unfamiliar with exactly how arduous a road it was to get the film made, Vin had to put his house on the line in order to finance the film’s production. That’s how much he believed in the movie! And with how successful it’s doing on DVD and Universal telling him they want to develop a sequel, that just shows how much the fans really felt it was worth it.
If you want to brush up your knowledge (or memories) on the worlds we’ve seen in the Riddick ‘verse so far, you can do so by checking out this awesome interactive map that Universal Pictures has created to share for the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film!
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