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Riddick 3 Back On Track
Production problems smoothed over

29 November 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: TMZ (via Colider)

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Riddick 3 Back On Track

It was always intended to be filmed on a lean and mean low budget, but that apparently hasn't precluded cashflow problems for the third Riddick movie. Some scaremongering reports a month or so ago suggested that production on Riddick 3 had shut down, but thankfully it seems just to have been a temporary technical itch, and the Furyan's night-vision is now operational again.

The reports came from Montreal studio owner Michel Trudel, who locked the production out of his facility due, he said, to some rather large unpaid bills. There was also said to be some griping from similarly afflicted crew members.

Thankfully though, the line of credit has been restored. The various reports this morning are not naming the production's mysterious benefactor, although Vin Diesel made sure to give some props to Universal when he posted some artwork on his Facepage a couple of months ago.

The still-not-officially-titled Riddick 3 sees the hard-assed Richard B. Riddick left for dead on a desolate planet, and is directed, as were the others, by David Twohy. Karl Urban is back from previous instalment The Chronicles of Riddick as Necromonger henchman Vaako, and there are rumours that Katee Sackhoff (BSG's Starbuck), Bokeem Woodbine and Dave Bautista are also along for the ride. 

Shooting halted in October, but is scheduled to start again on December 28.


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Posted by CousinAcrossthePond at 16:51 on 30 November 2011 | Report This Post

Katee Sackhoff? Yes, please......
Enuff said...... More

Posted by CousinAcrossthePond at 16:27 on 30 November 2011 | Report This Post

Kill The Riddick? No chance!
I loved Chronicles! Along with the Firefly/Serenity-verse, I cannot think of many interesting big screen sci-fi settings created in the last decade or two, and those that were cool prior have been systematically destroyed by trite, cash in sequels (Star Wars, Alien, Predator, Terminator (TV series being the exception), the new Thing(?)). Awesome news for Vin and co. Can't wait for this. Plus, if it does well once more we may even be in for further Riddick treats like the stylish animat More

Posted by sirvolkar at 16:51 on 29 November 2011 | Report This Post

Riddick rocks!
Okay, not many people may be bothered by whether production for Riddick starts, stalls, or goes balls up, but I for one am quite excited by this news, why? I'm a big fan of Richard B. Riddick, and quite liked Chronicles, it had its problems, but its a big, dumb, fun, guilty pleasure sort of film. Key word is FUN! Not boring. I think Twohy should ditch the Necro's and go all out with Riddick travelling to other far flung star systems, evading capture from mercs, making friends with a band of More

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