Vin Diesel Confirms R Rating For Riddick

Finally, some good news on the Riddick front. Vin Diesel had this to say about The Chronicles of Riddick follow up:

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.

This is great news since The Chronicles of Riddick was kind of a letdown when compared to the superior Pitch Black, which was rated R. The character of Riddick is dark material and there was just no way around that with the PG13 rating. I’m glad to hear about this as I can now start looking forward to another Vin Diesel movie, which sounds so odd.

Here’s a brief synopsis of Riddick:

“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.”

(via ComingSoon.net)

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