What Makes Vin Diesel Dance For Joy?

- 01-28-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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You’d dance too if your film was currently the best-selling DVD in the world, and you just heard from the studio that a sequel was in the works.

Join me after the jump if you wanna see if Vin’s got any moves. (more…)

Diesel Put Money Where Mouth is For ‘Riddick’

- 08-30-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There’s no question that Riddick is one of the biggest bad asses in the galaxy, but Riddick’s portrayer, Vin Diesel, recently proved that he’s capable of making some real gutsy, and risky moves too. For the latest adventure of the killer that can see in the dark, Riddick, Diesel believed so passionately in the project that he leveraged his own house in order to get the money for the movie.

Diesel told this story to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that no sacrifice was apparently too great for the actor to get the third Riddick entry rolling nearly a decade after the release of The Chronicles of Riddick. Considering the ungodly sums of money spent on some films that are pure corporate products, it’s kind of sad that a genuine passion project with the dedication of well-known actor and a filmmaker has to go to the bank for a loan, but it’s heartening to know that that passion’s still tapped in Hollywood.

Here’s what Diesel had to say:

Since it was his passion project, Diesel was dedicated to making the film happen at all costs. “I had to leverage my house,” Diesel said. “If we didn’t finish the film, I would be homeless.”

Of course, Diesel wasn’t assuming much in the way of risk considering he earned a $15 million payday for Fast & Furious 6. I have a feeling he could of at least settled for a studio apartment if things fell through.

Riddick is in theaters everywhere next Friday.

Source: Blastr

Two New ‘Riddick’ Clips: Lots of Butt-Kickin’ Holy Crap How Did He Do That Action!

- 08-28-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s just a week to go until Vin Diesel‘s triumphant return to the big screen as everyone’s favorite final Furyan Riddick. This time around we’ve got two new clips that show just how helpless Riddick is when you chain him up and try to beat the crap out of him. The trouble is, when you learn this lesson, there is no second chance.

Katee Sackoff is looking good, she’s got that tough, hardened, “I will punch you in the mouth” kinda vibe going on. Riddick looks to be a fun movie, none of that “Grand Space Opera” that I felt bogged down the pace of The Chronicles of Riddick, this time we’re back to the Pitch Black vibe that makes Riddick such a great character to watch on the big screen.

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Via: Blastr

Latest ‘Riddick’ International Television Spot: Now We Play for Blood

- 08-23-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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With just two weeks to go to the September 6th premiere of Vin Diesel‘s latest portrayal of our favorite Furyan in Riddick, the increased marketing on television and the Internet will be bringing us some new glimpses of what we can expect in the movie. This time around, it’s the new international television spot that wastes no time in setting the tone of the movie.

As Riddick said in the debut trailer, “This ain’t nothing new,” and that’s exactly the way we like it. It’s all back to and about Riddick versus all the monsters, bounty hunters, assassins, and anything else a hostile planet can throw at him with plenty of hard-hitting action.

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Vin Diesel Kills Stuff in New ‘Riddick’ Trailer

- 08-02-13Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The third installment in the Riddick franchise is almost upon us.  Aptly titled Riddick, the new one will feature Vin Diesel in all the monster-killing goodness he brought to Pitch Black, though with some new faces to help him along.  Now, there’s yet another trailer for the film out.  Check it out below:

Lesse here… Vin Diesel with weird eyes – check.  Monsters and people getting killed – check.  Yup, it’s a crappier version of Pitch Black alright.  Although the ‘official’ synopsis is as follows:

In the film, the infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.

Wanna see Vin Diesel kill lots of shit?  Check out the movie when it hits the big screen come September 6th.

 

Thanks to /film for the heads-up.

SDCC ’13: Continued Speculation on Vin Diesel’s Future Marvel Involvement & Trailer for ‘Riddick’

- 07-19-13Comics, Film Posted by Chris D.

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We’ve reported last week that Vin Diesel is acting all squirrely about something to do with Marvel and his potential involvement in future film adaptations.  And he’s continued to deliver.

During the SDCC panel for Riddick, he let loose another cryptic comment with a little bit more substance (if you choose to look into it that way):

He was asked about rumors he’s been tapped to join the Marvel universe. “It’s the one thing I’m not supposed to talk about it,” he answered. But then he let loose that “there is some very big news coming at the end of this month. … Poor Marvel.”

One of the rumors that are floating about out there right now is that he may be playing the Vision in The Avengers 2, but nothing has been confirmed on that. There may be some more light shed on this during Marvel’s panel, but Diesel did say at the end of this month, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Also during the Riddick panel, they shared with fans a new red-band trailer for the film. We got a TV spot a few weeks ago, so here’s the trailer.  Hit the jump to watch.
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New Images From ‘All You Need is Kill’, ‘Riddick’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

- 07-12-13Film Posted by NickBungay

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Readers of Entertainment Weekly got a nice treat ahead of San Diego Comic Con this week in the form of new promo photos for some of this year’s hottest films. For those of us who didn’t get their issue, or just didn’t buy one, some kind individual scanned those pages and showed off a bevy of new images from the upcoming All You Need is Kill, Riddick and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It’s like buying the magazine already.

First up, from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures is the British/American science fiction-action film All You Need is Kill, directed by Doug Liman. The single shot , featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt doesn’t reveal much, but gives you a nice look at the suit worn by Blunt.

Check out the candid shot of Emily and Tom below:

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The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.

But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski, who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.

All You Need Is Kill stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh and Charlotte Riley. The film is set to hit theaters June 6th, 2014.

Take a look at the new shots from Riddick and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after the jump.

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New TV Spot For ‘Riddick’ Features Riddick Being Very Riddick

- 07-05-13Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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If you’re a fan of actor/director/car enthusiast Vin Diesel on Facebook you might have noticed something recently. That something being the first TV spot for the forthcoming Riddick threequel aptly titled Riddick. Yes everyone’s favorite muscle-shirted see’n in the dark anti-hero is back to punch space things in the face all over again in this third (and seemingly unconnected to the previous movie) movie.

Admittedly, I have only the vaguest of recollections on how the second one ended and that seems to be more than the script writers did. Riddick looks a hell of a lot more like a sequel to Pitch Black than Chronicles of Riddick, and that’s perfectly fine since if this TV spot can be believed the movie actually looks like mindless (violent) fun. (more…)

Vin Diesel’s ‘Riddick’ Gets a New Poster – I Call It: “Blue Steel”

- 07-01-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s a new poster for Vin Diesel‘s Riddick making the rounds on the Internet.The look and style of the poster boosts my hope that this film returns the franchise to its Pitch Black roots and leaves the space opera for J.J. Abrams and crew. As a Riddick fan, I just want him doing those things he does best, much like a short Canadian Superhero with claws. Take those characters out of their milieu and you’re asking for trouble at the box office.

In the film, the infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.

Riddick opens on September 6th, starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson.

Will you be in a theater seat that weekend?

Via: Comingsoon

‘RIDDICK’ International Trailer and SDCC Poster

- 06-17-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Vin Diesel is back on-screen once again as the last furious fast fightin’ Furyan in the latest International Trailer for the Riddick franchise in, RIDDICK. Director David Twohy has taken the series back to a more Pitch Black feel and I couldn’t be happier, the whole Space Opera Chronicles of Riddick thing just wasn’t doing it for this Riddick fan.

We get some better dialog and witty come-back banter from Riddick as well as a good look at Katie Sackhoff and Karl Urban‘s characters. I hope those two really bring it in the film, they’re two of my big and small screen favorites.

Take a look at the trailer below, then check out the SDCC poster and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.

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Riddick hits theater screens September 6th, 2013.

Via: Comicbookmovie