Remember 2000's Pitch Black and 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick? Guess what? Though they may have been dormant for a while, plans to expand the sci-fi movies into a trilogy are still moving forward. Vin Diesel, who plays silver eyed convict Riddick shared new design illustrations of the character's "Necro-armor" and the news that "Riddick starts principal photography in weeks… much to do, much to do… especially since it’s 'R' [rated]."
From Vin Diesel's Facebook page
“One of many Necro-armor designs… Haha, I had to share.
It takes hundreds of artists to make a movie… I am excited about the work Our “Riddick” crew of artists, are doing right now in Canada. Their contributions is what will make this film.
P.s. Riddick starts principal photography in weeks… much to do, much to do… especially since it’s “R”…
Back in September, he posted
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 it’s [sic] early stage.
When this film comes to the screen…know that you willed it into being!
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.