Most of our Vin Diesel coverage of late has been focused on the fifth Fast and Furious film, Fast Five. It would appear, however, that Vin Diesel doesn't want us to only remember him as street racer Dominick Toretto: the actor has recently taken to Facebook to let the world know that Riddick is still in the works and that he is actively talking about the film with director David Twohy (Pitch Black).
The last time we talked about Riddick - the third film in the popular sci-fi franchise - was all the way back in May when we reported that the movie was dropping the ridiculous title The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking. That decision meshed with a plot synopsis that focused squarely on Riddick being an epic alien badass that is forced to fight his way off of a desolate planet and secure revenge against his betrayers.
In his Facebook page update (coming our way thanks to Bloody Disgusting), Vin Diesel further discusses how Riddick will focus primarily on Riddick, explaining that Twohy wants him to go through three different "body looks" during the film. Specifically, Diesel says Twohy wants him to have "the DiNorscio type, the Dom type, and the lean Furyan type."
If you were wondering, DiNorscio refers to Diesel's role as Jackie DiNorscio in the gangster comedy film Find Me Guilty. Obviously, Dom refers to The Fast and the Furious franchise. Assuming that Diesel's comments are on the level, and not merely an inside joke between him and Twohy, the three looks make sense given what we know about the film.
The official plot synopsis for the movie goes like this:
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
If you're forced to scrape and scrounge to survive on a mostly deserted planet, surely you're going to become more lean. That explains one of the body type changes. As he becomes more powerful and dangerous, will he bulk up like Dom? I'm still not sure where the DiNorscio reference could fit in, but who really cares? The important thing is that Vin Diesel is going to kill a bunch of aliens in an R-rated explosion of violence.
Along with his comments about the three different body types, Diesel also shared a new piece of art for the movie (it's unclear if it's fan art or concept art) showing Riddick in all his Furyan glory. Check it below.