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Vin Diesel Returns As Riddick In 2012

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Posted September 19, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

Vin Diesel Returns As Riddick In 2012

It appears that Vin Diesel will indeed be back as the nocturnal killer convict, Richard B. Riddick in 2012.

While the actor shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to The Fast And The Furious franchise as a sixth entry is on the way in 2013, the actor actually dropped a major announcement on his Facebook about the state of his other vehicle in the Riddick films.

Not only is the actor committed to getting back to his intergalactic badass ways, but he plans on getting it in theaters as soon as next year. It's a tall order, considering we've just rounded the last quarter of 2011, but he does seem confident.

The actor also posted an extremely cool new concept art poster for film to go with the announcement.

Vin Diesel Returns As Riddick In 2012

The story of Riddick, which began with 2000's Pitch Black, has since been thriving in the world of video games with Vin Diesel's voice on loan. However, this will be the first time the eyeshining assbeater has been to the big screen since 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick.

In this latest film (which is still untitled,) Riddick will apparently be left for dead on a desolate planet, where he is forced to do battle all by his lonesome with a horde of vicious predatory aliens. -- And as the concept art illustrates, he seems to be making the most of the situation.

As of now, Diesel is having meetings with director, David Twohy (back from the previous two films) and with studio heads to discuss casting. He really encourages fan input and has been going out of his way to put those ideas on the table in this developmental stage.

According to Diesel:

"In the spirit of Creative Sundays…I asked the director to send a key frame that I could post it for you."

Concept art and Key frames allow a production to explore possibilities before actually committing to the film. The road to the “R” rating, that so many of you were vocal about, has been a long one. The advantage however, (never empower the negatives) was that we were allowed a really extensive preproduction process. The art work so good, the artists have really outdone themselves in illustrating this world at [its] early stage.

When this film comes to the screen…know that you willed it into being!

Haha…

I got two meetings today that I have been prepping for…one with the Director and another one with the head of the studio to discuss casting and the 2012 release date. Like always, I appreciate having your voice present in these meetings.

P.S. Share your thoughts…casting, release date, mythology or anything else. It’s Sunday and we are, at the very least, allowed to be creative in thought."

From what's been revealed, this does sound like an all-out, no-nonsense bloodbath of goodness. The timing may just be right for the return of the Riddick franchise. Considering that the 2012 movie year will be jam-packed with superhero tentpoles, this may be a reprieve that moviegoers could end up embracing.

Tags: Movies

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  • whatchel

    Worst actor ever

    Posted: September 20, 2011 3:44 PM
    whatchel
  • Kalkadosa

    Very excited to see a new Riddick movie. I just wonder if Riddick will return to the solitary misunderstood "I do what I have to do to survive" silent killer we know from Pitch Black. If Riddick really must become more of a social character and less of a loner maybe a trip to the Underverse to build on the romantic tones in Chronicles would be a nice way to broaden the Riddick character. Can't wait to see new worlds, new monsters and hopefully a few new prisons. I also wanna state that the Necromongers in Chronicles were WEAK; could have made them more intergalactic zombies to at least differentiate them from any other humanoid race trans-versing the universe. Long story short WHOOT New Riddick!

    Posted: September 19, 2011 6:44 PM
  • IBloodstormI

    I'm a bit happy about this. Pitch Black was great, but Chronicles of Riddick sucked pretty bad. I'd love to see the character back in a movie with a tone much more akin to Pitch Black.

    Plus, I loved Buther Bay and Dark Athena and I'm always in for more Riddick video games. They've some of the funnest first person gameplay too date.

    Posted: September 19, 2011 4:09 PM
    IBloodstormI
  • AsherBlade

    Very excited about this. I've always been saying they need to make another Riddick film. Vin Diesel is a super actor and no other man alive can be Riddick. Good job Diesel.

    Posted: September 19, 2011 1:21 PM
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