‘Riddick 3′ Secures New Funding, Production to Resume

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 12:28 pm,

Riddick 3 secures new funding production resumes Riddick 3 Secures New Funding, Production to Resume

It’s been a long road for Vin Diesel’s Riddick 3. The third entry in the saga of the popular sci-fi character (who first appeared in the 2000 film Pitch Black, then again in his own 2004 solo venture, The Chronicles of Riddick) has had many starts and stops, the latest start being the actual start of production this past summer – the latest stop being a production halt this fall, when the production company, One Race Films, failed to pay its debt to the studio where Riddick 3 is being shot.

However, in a new update we’re hearing that Riddick 3 has secured new funding, and production will soon be back on track.

TMZ (which first reported on the production halt) has the exclusive on Riddick 3‘s resurrection. According to the outlet, Michel Trudel – the man who own the Montreal studio where the film is being shot – is no longer padlocking the studio doors, since (surprise) Once Race Films has paid their bill in full. The cast and crew of the film is now officially allowed on the premises again, and production is set to resume on December 28th.

However, there is also word that One Race Films owes money to the members of the Riddick 3 crew – though “sources connected with the production” are assuring that all crew members will be paid in full.

Some Riddick 3 plot details surfaced earlier this year, revealing a story that picks up right after The Chronicles of Riddick (with Riddick crowned leader of the Necromonger armada), with Riddick fending off assassins, monsters and bounty hunters as he makes his way toward his home planet of Furya. The movie also has direct ties to the original Pitch Black, bringing the trilogy full-circle, a la The Dark Knight Rises. If you want to know some of the more SPOILERISH plot details, you can head over to Moviehole. For a SPOILER-FREE look at the story details, check out our Riddick 3 script review.

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Riddick is a cult-favorite amongst sci-fi lovers and Vin Diesel fans alike, but as far as mainstream audiences go, this is film is not really a must-see. Still, the script sounds like it’s pretty fun, and the early concept art designs for the film have been pretty interesting. Also, if the recent Fast and the Furious installments have been anything to judge by, Vin Diesel is on something of a comeback streak as far as revisiting his most successful roles goes.

Riddick 3 will be back in production later this month. We’ll keep you updated on what develops.

Source: TMZ

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  1. waiting patiently.

  2. Glad to hear it. I liked part 2 even more than the first, and am really looking forward to this one.

  3. Wow, are you kidding me, The first movie was awesome and i was drawn to it by the poster ‘the best reason to love anti-hero since Arnold in the first TERMINATOR’ – that and a friend recommended it and dragged me along to see it ! ,The second movie stank on a level i can only compare to ALIENS VS PREDATOR REQUIEM or SUCKER PUNCH or X-MEN THE LAST STAND or HULK or BATMAN & ROBIN or A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (REMAKE) or FRIDAY THE 13th (REMAKE) or ROB ZOMBIE’S HALLOWEEN 2 or TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, I know that the fim makers and Diesel were trying to make up some sort of mumbo jumbo Lord Of The Rings meets Star Wars space/fantasy epic motion picture series for us movie-philes but whats the word am lookin for ?oh yea – NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO It didnt work , At all !!!!!! , Just because you threw in Dame Judy Dench doesnt give the second film any credibility either, You took a cool anti-hero who was a bada** and made him into a dudley doo right heroic hero of the apocolypse kinda style riffing off everybody from Snake Plissken to Mad Max! AND!!!!!!!!!Then you made it a trilogy with a lame a* cartoon as well!!! – now if that doesnt stink i dont know what does , wow guys stick to watchin fast & furious ( cars that go brum brum really quickly ) or just watch Disney’s ‘Cars’ instead – way more enjoyable with more realistic charachters! , I thought the Highlander sequels got worse , cant wait for this one!!!

    • I agree. It went from an engaging film to a popcorn flick. Sad.

    • I’ll have to disagree. In fact, I couldn’t disagree with you more. Chronicles of Riddick was an awesome sci-fi movie. I have re watched it many times. To each his own I guess. I am just glad that you dont make my movie decisions for me :)

  4. I don’t know why so many people are hating the sequel. IMO it was as good as the first one, but different. It was like Aliens compared to Alien.

    I understand somehow the fans of the first one, who are disappointed, maybe because they didn’t get what they have expected with the sequel.
    For me it was refreshing to see one of the rare sequels, which are taking a different approach as the predecessor.

    Isn’t it boring to see a character experience the same kind of adventures again and again. It was cool to watch and I liked the story.
    I hope the third one didn’t become a copycat of the first movie and takes a third different approach, so the charakter can evolve through the different adventures.

  5. Cannot wait, bring it on Vin.

  6. I think the first two movies were perfect and that Vin did a great job playing Riddick. I am very pleased to hear that the sequel is on the way. Hope to see it soon!

  7. Hope this comes out soon!!

  8. I didn’t know Vin Diesel was even still alive!

    • still alive, just 100 lb’s overweight

  9. To quote Riddick from the second movie “Get that @$$ moving!!!” film makers!

  10. The sequel was much better than the first one. It had more scope and encompassed more of the world in which Riddick and those around him inhabit. I for one have been demanding a new film for many years, it was the perfect ending in the second film and begged for a sequel.

  11. I’ve always enjoyed the Chronicles of Riddick and the story of the Necromancer’s. Thought this would be a good franchise every few years. Hope theres more.

  12. Cant wait for this one! Pitch Black and Chronicles were equally awesome even though much different from the other. Bring on 3!

  13. Do want Riddick 3! Also another XXX!

    • XXX… no way… Riddick yes please