'Riddick' was a low-budget production made entirely from passion and duct tape, but it ended up being one the more pleasant surprises of 2013, performing well at the box office and satisfying all the fans who were let down by 'The Chronicles of Riddick.' Now that the 'Riddick' DVD is selling well, Universal is looking to develop a fourth entry in the series. That's the basic gist of the news. However, since franchise star/mastermind Vin Diesel is a certified weirdo (albeit, the lovable and awesome kind), the official announcement is significantly stranger than you'd think.
Love the character and franchise built around space-faring antihero Riddick? Then you might be excited to hear there's a new video game in the works continuing the flesh out the story of man who once escaped from Butcher Bay.
One of the things 'Riddick' has going for it is that it didn't cost too much. So while its opening weekend may be a little less than impressive, it doesn't have that far to go to make a profit. It's little victories like this that make this, one of the slowest most stagnant movie weekends of the year, more palatable.
With the impending release of 'Riddick,' we're once again introduced to the character who truly put Vin Diesel on the map. You might even say he's the quintessential Diesel role, except you'd then have to be reminded of how perfect the actor is in the 'Fast & Furious' movies as Dom Toretto. So who is more badass, Toretto or Richard B. Riddick?
As you can see above, we caught up with the beautiful star of 'Riddick,' Katee Sackhoff recently to talk about her role in the Vin Diesel film. But, we had so much fun talking with Ms. Sackhoff, we sat back down with her once our time on video was over for an extended chat.
Below, you can read even more with Katee including why she would have played a naked hooker in 'Riddick' if Vin asked, her love of sci-fi movies and what superhero she'd "love" to play (hint: lets hope the 'Batman vs. Superman' are reading this).
Vin Diesel, whose entire career feels like homage to the musclebound machismo of the 1980s, has possibly reached the peak – by which I mean, nadir – of his search for the meaning of virility. ‘Riddick,’ the overdue, and largely unwanted, third installment in Diesel’s first big film series, is so full of tough-guy overcompensation that it makes the ‘Fast and Furious’ movies seem like understated character studies by comparison.
Vin Diesel always imagined a Riddick trilogy - a franchise based off the cult success of 2000's 'Pitch Black.' The success of 'The Fast and the Furious' one year later would allow Diesel the chance to make that happen. In 2004, Universal released 'The Chronicles of Ridd
After the overblown and overlong 'The Chronicles of Riddick,' it's something of a relief to see Vin Diesel's tough, sci-fi antihero return to his roots with 'Riddick.' The trailers have already sold a smaller, bloodier, more 'Pitch Black'-esque story and the newly released first clip from the film emphasize the most important part of the whole film: Diesel going mano-a-mano with a bunch of snarling extraterrestrial beasties.
'Riddick' (and the previous movies 'Pitch Black' and 'The Chronicles of Riddick') tells the tale of Richard B. Riddick (seriously!), one of the last of the Furyan race who possess the ability to see in the dark with their foggy, white eyes. But, what if instead of eyes that allowed them to see in the dark, Riddick just had googly eyes? This is a question for which we have an answer.
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