Monday, March 7, 2011

Diesel promises hard-R rating for third Riddick movie

I've been an unashamed Vin Diesel fan since the man first broke onto the scene in Pitch Black and have never looked back.

Sure, XXX was only OK and the Chronicles of Riddick unnecessarily bloated, but he has yet to make a complete failure. Hell, I even kinda liked The Pacifier. There. I said it.

And I'm super jazzed for another outing with Diesel's signature character. Sure, many fans believe Dominic Toeretto of The Fast and the Furious to be his biggest role, but it was Riddick that made Diesel a star. And a down and dirty third entry in the Riddick cannon is on its way.

Diesel announced on his Facebook page that he and writer/director David Twohy are fighting hard to keep the third film R-rated and small in scale, much like Pitch Black. I say that's good news. Pitch Black worked because it was simple. Chronicles of Riddick was good, but Diesel and Twohy opened the character's universe up too quickly and I think that turned fans off.

No word yet on when the film starts rolling or when it will be released. But we in The Basement will keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED "Pitch Black", and even kinda-sorta-potentially liked "The Fast and the Furious". If they bring him back to a more close-up small scaled story, I'd be more than interested in seeing this movie.