Universal is interested in making a sequel to “Riddick” based off the success it has had on home video. At least that is what Vin Diesel says.
The actor announced the news on Tuesday via a video on his Facebook page. Diesel says the studio him and said the film was number one on the DVD charts and they want to develop the next one. Diesel then proceeded to thank his fans and expressed how hard it was for to get the film made, because of its low budget and the desire to make it an R-rated film when the studio wanted it PG-13.
“Riddick” is the third film in “The Chronicles of Riddick” franchise. To get the film made Diesel had to mortgage his house, obtain loans and spend a large amount of his personal money to produce the film. It cost $38 million to make and at the end of its theatrical run it grossed $42 million domestically and $56.3 million globally. Critical reception of the film was mixed. On Rotten Tomatoes it holds a 58% and on Metacritic a 49.
You can check out the video here. Diesel makes the announcement at the 3:12 mark. Before and after the announcement though you get to see his dance moves and him lip-syncing to Katy Perry and Beyonce.
While Universal has yet to comment on the matter this sounds like a pretty authentic story. I don’t think Diesel would make this up.
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Source: Vin Diesel’s Facebook