'Chronicles of Riddick' Sequel to Be R-Rated + Cool New Concept Art
Some fantastic concept art for the gestating sequel to the Chronicles of Riddick sequel has already surfaced back in June and July, but the more substantial update for the project came when star Vin Diesel said that in order to get a studio greenlight for what would be an R-rated sequel, he would have to work for scale, the lowest amount any actor in the Screen Actors Guild can be paid. Now Diesel has updated his Facebook page (via ComingSoon)to confirm an R-rated film has been greenlit by Universal. Also, yet another piece of concept art has been revealed with some blood to illustrate that R-rating just below.
It's always a gesture of passion and dedication when an actor is willing to take that step for a project, and it sounds like the sacrifice has paid off. Here's the new concept art Diesel posted on Facebook along with his own words:
"I hear you…
While I was working on character, the Director and his team of artists have been creating the world and style of this picture. We all know how much I enjoy concept art and storyboards, haha, I am like a kid in a candy shop.
Seeing the early stage of CGI is always fascinating to me, it is a element that usually comes together long after the filming process, so you look forward to seeing it fully realized.
First stop for the Riddick production is Canada, which is where we shot a large part of Chronicles…
P.s. I am grateful to have Universal in such support of this complex character's journey… not many studios would back an "R" rating. Very cool."
The last details on the currently untitled Riddick sequel described the story like this: "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." Sounds like the kind of sequel fans have been waiting for, and considering this is probably the most original and interesting series Diesel has been involved with, I'm really interested to see how it comes together.