Vin Diesel's Third Riddick Film: Concept Art

Posted by Grey Monday, September 26, 2011

With writer-director David Twohy and actor Vin Diesel continuing their social media effort to rally support for a third film featuring the anti-hero Riddick, we take a look at some of the concept art released for the planned film thus far.

Richard B. Riddick, or better-known as simply Riddick, has been one of the more unusual sci-fi protagonist for "The Chronicles of Riddick", an unlikely sci-fi franchise consisting of numerous films, animations, and video games. An anti-hero that was first introduced in 2000's Pitch Black, a low-budget sci-fi film that has by now widely-regarded as a cult film, the character, famously personified by Diesel's unique charisma, was well-received enough in the film that he became the main focus of "The Chronicles of Riddick", an unfortunately better budgeted follow-up in 2004. Met with mostly negative response from the critics and a disappointing box office, the second film somehow ruined the creators (both Diesel and writer-director David Twohy)'s plan for a grand sci-fi trilogy based on the character.

In 2010, whispers of a second sequel in the series were reported, with both Diesel and Twohy continuing to play up interests in the film on their respective Facebook pages. Soon, an official synopsis of the third film was released:

Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (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.

Following that, Diesel indicated in his Facebook page that if the film were to proceed as planned as a R-rated release, he would have to take a massive pay cut. Till now, Diesel continues to release concept art from the film sporadically, as the project proceeded with its extensive pre-production phase due to the long-standing fight for an R-rating.

With a fight for an R-rating and a back-to-the-basic approach to the plot (as opposed to the space opera-like narrative in the second film), we are expecting a darker and more intriguing entry in the third chapter. For more update on the ongoing development of the project, stay tuned to Diesel's Facebook page. In the meantime, check out the luscious concept art released by Diesel thus far right after the jump.

Source: Vin Diesel's Facebook page


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