Over at his Facebook page, Diesel tells his gazillion or so Facebook fans this about the “Riddick” sequels:
D T the writer/director just landed in New York with the good news. We can start filming this summer. However, there is a catch… in order for us to make a true R rated film, I must work for scale upfront. Not unlike the “Find me Guilty” experience (which I wouldn’t have changed for the world)…
Money is always second to art, integrity and spirit… but the real issue is deeper. Can I suspend my life, to momentarily venture to that dark place… called Riddick.
Now, I need to hear from Our collective… you.
Wisdom and clarity appreciated.
After receiving some responses, he later posted:
P.s. I am off to another meeting with David, the director of Riddick… to see concept art and discuss the potential schedule.
I would kill for a “Riddick” sequel, but I didn’t actually think it would ever really happen. But if it’s going to happen, it has to be now or next year, while Vin Diesel’s career is suddenly red-hot again after the success of the two “Fast and Furious” movies. Who knows where he’ll be again in four, five years? Strike while the iron is hot, Vin. Get that “Riddick” sequel in production now!
Thanks to Ted for the heads up.