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Vote For Riddick!
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25 May 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Vin Diesel's Facebook Page

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Vote For Riddick!

While his Fast Five uber-nemesis Dwayne Johnson likes to bring it on Twitter, Vin Diesel still prefers Facebook, and he's just taken to to his page to court some fan reassurance for the still-not-definite third chronicle of Riddick.

"GRRRR..." says Vin. "David Twohy the writer/director just landed in New York with the good news. We can start filming this summer. However, there is a catch... In order for us to make a true R-rated film, I must work for scale upfront. Not unlike the Find Me Guilty experience (which I wouldn't have changed for the world)..."

Find Me Guilty is the 2006 Sidney Lumet gangster biopic (still unreleased in any form in the UK) in which Diesel played Fat Jack DiNorscio (with hair). Scale is minimum wage for actors under SAG guidelines, which for Diesel would amount to a mere $2k a week assuming Riddick 3's budget is more than $2m. Twohy has always made it pretty clear that this was likely.

"Money is always second to art, integrity and spirit," Vin assures us, "but the real issue is deeper. Can I suspend my life, to momentarily venture to that dark place called RiddickI need to hear from our collective... you. Wisdom and clarity appreciated!"

Is Diesel equivocal about returning to his most iconic role? Is he really, to coin a phrase, a bit meh about the franchise that, through personally-overseen videogames and regular hinting at further instalments, has always seemed quite close to his heart? Is it possible that he's scared of that "dark place"? Whatever would Dwayne say?

One hour, 7,500 comments and 24,000 "likes" later, Vin seemed placated. "I have read so many interesting and intelligent responses to today's post. You all have such great insight... I truly love our page. I am off to another meeting with David to see concept art and discuss the potential schedule..."

The Riddick ball is rolling... or is it?

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Look forward to seeing this . " By the way does Vinn ask for salary up front " or does he get bullied out of his contracts too , through cleverly plottd ways for him to breach them and move on , Or is my imagination running OVERTIME again? :-) More

Posted by rgod at 18:01 on 12 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: very sorry empire , your server kept showing an error message when i tried to submit hence so many posts from me
There a delete button you can use yourself. sp; And it might be an idea to check the original thread before hitting post quite so often! More

Posted by elab49 at 17:44 on 29 May 2011 | Report This Post

Would they be better off doing a reboot rather than a continuation? Sure Riddick 2 had some good ideas, but it was all a bit of a muddle, it wuold scare off all but the most devoted.   and working for scale isn't embarrassing making the Pacifier is. More

Posted by blackduck at 16:30 on 27 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Grapevine
I could not possibly comment.   Although for once my capitalisation was correct. More

Posted by elab49 at 16:23 on 25 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Grapevine
L: elab49 L: burtbondy Vin Is gay. Not have a go at the man. Thats just what i heard. a) hardly relevant, so who cares. Why would that be your first thought unless you thought it was tantamount to having a go? b) how good of you to state it as a fact. e your mate you heard it from is rock-solid sourceu maybe want to reconsider your wording. At all? ote]   Are you suggesting he is mates with the Rock? More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 16:22 on 25 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Grapevine
L: burtbondy Vin Is gay. Not have a go at the man. Thats just what i heard. a) hardly relevant, so who cares. Why would that be your first thought unless you thought it was tantamount to having a go? b) how good of you to state it as a fact. I'm sure your mate you heard it from is rock-solid source. Do you maybe want to reconsider your wording. At all? sp; So is he trying to claim the reason Chronicles was awful was they were given too much money? More

Posted by elab49 at 16:20 on 25 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ha! Have you guys checked out Vin's facebook page?
A thousand times YES!   Do it Vin! Realise the dream! More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 15:52 on 25 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Pity poor Diesel!
That was about the "gay" reference in one of the other comments, by the way. Grow up, man. More

Posted by Porter at 13:32 on 25 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Pity poor Diesel!
So? Bet he could still kick your ass. More

Posted by Porter at 13:30 on 25 May 2011 | Report This Post

I'm sure it sucks to go backwards in salary - at any level. Just don't bleat about it outside of the producer's office. I doubt many of us are on mega-bucks for our jobs and the last thing I wanna hear is some terrible actor complaining that he got paid more for the last instalment of a once promising, vanity project franchise He should thank his lucky stars he's getting another shot. By all means, kick off about your salary, but have some respect for the less fortunate and keep it to yourself More

Posted by Porter at 13:29 on 25 May 2011 | Report This Post

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