For the past 5 years or so Vin Diesel‘s Riddick has been on the road to a third movie, and it’s been a little bit bumpy to say the least. If you’re eagerly awaiting this third installment in what began with Pitch Black, we’ve got some good news and some bad news.
I’ll say this much, the film makers know their demo for this movie. Sci-fi fans that love roided out stuff shirts. Collider is reporting that writer/director David Twohy is in the process of finalizing the movies supporting cast. Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff has been offered the role of Dahl, a Nordic merc who’s on the hunt for Riddick. Andreas Apergis, from SyFy’s Being Human, is being approached to play Krone, the commander of the dark theocracy. Rounding out this wishlist is Bokeem Woodbine (Devil) and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption)
Really… That is the dream cast? Stars of basic cable and a wrestler? No offense to the thespians listed above, but other than Karl Urban, the cast sounds like they are scrapping the bottom a little. Yes, I am including that anthropomorphic pork chop named Vin Diesel as well. Just looking at the very brief character descriptions is enough to tell me this is not going to be a good movie, they sound like they are ripped straight from some 13 year olds D&D campaign.
Oh yea, remember when I said that there was good news and bad news? The above was the bad, this is the good!
TMZ is reporting that Michel Trudel, the owner of the Montreal studio where the movie is being filmed, heroically changed the locks and kicked everyone out of the building. Oh sure the cover story is that Diesel’s production company, One Race Films (the crap? ok… do you mean car race or…?) has failed to pay on time. Personally, I like to think that this Mr. Trudel is just trying to save the world from one more Riddick movie.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I kind of liked Pitch Black back in the day. In my own defense, I was young and unaware how much I hated Vin Diesel, or how much he hates me. He has to hate me, he keeps making movies.
Should this financial set back be resolved, the plan is to inflict this movie upon us sometime in 2013. Please, let the Mayans be right.