New Riddick Film Back On Track

New Riddick Film Back On Track

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A month after financial problems got crew members locked out of the studio, the next Riddick movie is reportedly starting back up.

Earlier this month, Vin Diesel's new Chronicles of Riddick movie was in some pretty serious financial trouble. Diesel himself was considering working for scale, crew members weren't getting paid, and the owner of the studio had locked everyone out because the production company was behind on rent. Now, though, the problems have apparently been solved.

TMZ is reporting that all the bills have been paid and production is beginning to start up again:

But things have FINALLY changed ... so says studio owner Michel Trudel, who claims the production company recently paid up ... and he's willing to allow the flick to pick up where it left off.

However, not all of the financial issues are taken care of yet. Some crew members are reportedly still complaining about how they have yet to receive their backpay. Sources close to the film state that production company One Race Films is on schedule to pay everyone before filming starts up again on December 28th.

Source: TMZ via Den of Geek

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Hope they sort out their financial issues because I like the Riddick films so I'm looking forward to this coming out.

Oh good, we get to enjoy more of Vin Diesel's acting.

The guy might be a gamer like one of us and enjoys geek culture, but he ain't a great actor.

That said, I do enjoy the films despite him.

Daystar Clarion:
Oh good, we get to enjoy more of Vin Diesel's acting.

The guy might be a gamer like one of us and enjoys geek culture, but he ain't a great actor.

That said, I do enjoy the films despite him.

The man played D&D with Judi Dench. I'm pretty sure credentials like that make it illegal to criticize him.

Micalas:

Daystar Clarion:
Oh good, we get to enjoy more of Vin Diesel's acting.

The guy might be a gamer like one of us and enjoys geek culture, but he ain't a great actor.

That said, I do enjoy the films despite him.

The man played D&D with Judi Dench. I'm pretty sure credentials like that make it illegal to criticize him.

Pfft, Illegal to criticise. That's the stupidest thing I'v-target has been apprehended

It ain't Riddick we got to worry about now

Daystar Clarion:
Oh good, we get to enjoy more of Vin Diesel's acting.

The guy might be a gamer like one of us and enjoys geek culture, but he ain't a great actor.

That said, I do enjoy the films despite him.

Vin Diesel only every plays Vin Diesel, except when he did the voice for the Iron Giant (I was surprised to). He not that complex or interesting but he IS fun to watch.

Daystar Clarion:
Pfft, Illegal to criticism. That's the stupidest thing I'v-target is apprehended

Don't worry he's only dangerous around humans

I just recently re-watched Pitch Black. I'd love to see more Riddick. These financial troubles don't do much to encourage me, though.

Oh goodie. Maybe this one will be a decent Riddick film. Hopefully.

I mean, I enjoyed Pitch Black and CoR, but the latter could've been a bit better.

Still, more Riddick is always good.

Pick up where it left off? I hope they mean filming wise. Please let it be set between Dark Athena and Pitch Black. I still cant figure out how the two connect.

I'm glad. I enjoyed the character, and I liked the direction the second film went in, despite it feeling bogged down. I wouldn't mind seeing a conclusion though. If for no other reason than this will be a niche film and I have little faith in getting another.

But, I said the same thing about the Resident Evil movies... and they started sucking really really bad, so now I wish they would just end.

Assassin Xaero:
Pick up where it left off? I hope they mean filming wise. Please let it be set between Dark Athena and Pitch Black. I still cant figure out how the two connect.

Don't worry, that's what they meant.

Plus, if it's a sequel to Chronicles then what's it going to be about? Riddick rampaging through the galaxy with his invincible zombie-ghost army....Scratch that, I would watch the hell out of that movie.

Still, I hope it goes more the route of Pitch Black, where Riddick had actual depth, rather than in Chronicles where Vin turned him into a walking macho cliché.

ChildofGallifrey:

Assassin Xaero:
Pick up where it left off? I hope they mean filming wise. Please let it be set between Dark Athena and Pitch Black. I still cant figure out how the two connect.

Don't worry, that's what they meant.

Plus, if it's a sequel to Chronicles then what's it going to be about? Riddick rampaging through the galaxy with his invincible zombie-ghost army....Scratch that, I would watch the hell out of that movie.

Still, I hope it goes more the route of Pitch Black, where Riddick had actual depth, rather than in Chronicles where Vin turned him into a walking macho cliché.

This is true! Pitch Black was awesome as you really never quite knew if he was a good guy or a bad guy. Even at the end he was still just in it for himself! The epic worlds created in CoR though were just awesome! That's what the films are for me, an awesome killing machine, and the incredible thought up and imagined worlds! Love it!

Pitch Black was an awesome film. Chronicles was a pretty good film. The games blew both out of the water. Can't wait for the new Riddick movie, but I just hope this doesn't it up stupid like the Matrix series.

Matrix Revolutions was basically Keanu Reeves going "I IZ JEZUS HERP DURP!"

My main complaint to Chronicles of Riddick was that it was supposedly a sequel to Pitch Black. If it was an unrelated movie, it woul have been fine.

It was sufficiently weird an inventive, though.

Assassin Xaero:
Pick up where it left off? I hope they mean filming wise. Please let it be set between Dark Athena and Pitch Black. I still cant figure out how the two connect.

Well, according to wiki (and if things haven't changed), it'll be continuing on from Chronicles, and will apparently be dealing with the Underverse.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronicles_Of_Riddick#Sequels

While it would be cool to see how some things connected, its better at times to have that mystery surrounding it. They already had something to connect Pitch Black and Chronicles (Dark Fury) though, so who knows, it may be covered by something later on.

Well if they're low on cash, maybe this time they'll remember to focus on Riddick, the POINT of the movies, instead of being a special effects clusterfuck like the first movie. Go back to Pitch Black or the animated movie, those were great.

Awesome! I'm guessing a rich Riddick fan stepped in? I guess we'll never know...

How exactly do you make another Riddick film when the last one ended with him becoming the king of everything? Is it a prequel or is he fighting goddamned Galactus with his army of not-Chaos Space Marines?

As long as David Twohy is also on board, so am I.

DVS BSTrD:
Vin Diesel only every plays Vin Diesel, except when he did the voice for the Iron Giant (I was surprised to). He not that complex or interesting but he IS fun to watch.

Not all actors are meant to be complex, but I disagree about Vin being uninteresting. The guy has done several different types of roles and does manage to avoid complete cookie cutter syndrome. You watch action movies for Vin Diesel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Wesley Snipes. You don't go into them expecting to later see those actors up for an Academy Award(which is a feature that is stuck in cookie cutter syndrome, but that's another ball of dough.)
However, that being said, I do have a movie for you to see sometime. Find Me Guilty. You should look it up when you get a chance. It should change your mind about Vin being so uncomplex or not so interesting.

Siege_TF:
How exactly do you make another Riddick film when the last one ended with him becoming the king of everything? Is it a prequel or is he fighting goddamned Galactus with his army of not-Chaos Space Marines?

Who said he kept the job? Riddick never struck me as someone as wanting to be in charge of the Universe's version of the Mongol Horde. He more just wants to be left alone. If they haven't changed the story during their effort to find capital, this one will return Riddick into another situation a lot like how he ended up in Pitch Black.

Yay! You can always do with more Riddick!

There's a new Riddick movie in the works? I mean... YAY AWESOME SAUCE!
Also, Vin Diesel is like Keanu Reeves; he is good at being himself, and so long as he sticks to that, he is fantastic. Anything else though, makes my stomach upset and my brain try to kill me.

The Riddick films were awesome. They might've not been that good in terms of quality but they sure were fun to watch.

Daystar Clarion:
Oh good, we get to enjoy more of Vin Diesel's acting.

The guy might be a gamer like one of us and enjoys geek culture, but he ain't a great actor.

That said, I do enjoy the films despite him.

He's this generation's Schwarzenegger, just without the foreign accent.

Baresark:
I'm glad. I enjoyed the character, and I liked the direction the second film went in, despite it feeling bogged down. I wouldn't mind seeing a conclusion though.

Erm.. Him being in charge of an unchallenged force in control of everything is a fairly solid conclusion all on it's own.

Eugh. Just... eugh.

Pitch Black was an awesome film ruined by the sequel, the juxtaposition between the 2 styles was just utterly fucking awful and ruined anything that might have been good about the sequel.

How do you go from hard(ish) sci-fi to 40k style high fantasy sci-fi in the space of 1 film? And now we're getting another, eugh.

... and thus the corpse receives another jolt of electricity.

I still don't care and I still want another Riddick game instead. An awesome one like Escape from Butcher Bay if possible. That game was probably the biggest surprise ever because I really expected it to be nothing more than cash-in on movie success.

I like Vin Diesel. Probably because he's a hardcore gamer. And deep down he's a huge nerd. Did you know that he used to play D&D religiously? I never played it, but I know it's the nerdiest thing you can do in high school.

ChildofGallifrey:

Assassin Xaero:
Pick up where it left off? I hope they mean filming wise. Please let it be set between Dark Athena and Pitch Black. I still cant figure out how the two connect.

Don't worry, that's what they meant.

Plus, if it's a sequel to Chronicles then what's it going to be about? Riddick rampaging through the galaxy with his invincible zombie-ghost army....Scratch that, I would watch the hell out of that movie.

Still, I hope it goes more the route of Pitch Black, where Riddick had actual depth, rather than in Chronicles where Vin turned him into a walking macho cliché.

The necromongers(?) could all turn on him or something... I don't really see him leading an army for very long, or at least an army that will stay alive for very long...

Jadak:

Baresark:
I'm glad. I enjoyed the character, and I liked the direction the second film went in, despite it feeling bogged down. I wouldn't mind seeing a conclusion though.

Erm.. Him being in charge of an unchallenged force in control of everything is a fairly solid conclusion all on it's own.

I would call that a fair assessment. Though I felt that the setup wouldn't have been to Riddick's liking. I just don't see him going and conquering worlds in the same manner as the people he fought against the entire movie.

 

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