The last we heard about Riddick - which wasn't that long ago - Vin Diesel was mulling over whether or not he should take a pay cut to return for a third film. The pay cut would allow the film, written and directed by David Twohy, to maintain its budget an R rating.
Twohy has now taken to his blog to chime in.
"The hurdles seem to be dropping. The final turn is being rounded. The finish line (actually a starting line) seems closer than ever," he writes, adding now is the time to make Riddick. And if it doesn't happen now, you can probably kiss the sequel good-bye.
The rest of his blog entry reads more like a fan "call to arms" as he urges followers of Riddick to speak out and demand a new film.
Says Twohy, "Yeah, I had some good face-time with Vin in NYC. We talked at length about where we go from here â€“ about how to travel to all the places in the RIDDICK universe that needed travelling to â€“ and we think we know have the Master Map. Weâ€™ll keep it tucked tightly in our breast pocket for now, but itâ€™s enough to say that, if we can pull it all off, youâ€™ll have spent a good 15 years with us.
But Vin will be the driving force behind this next movie; Iâ€™m merely the writer-director. Am I being facetious? Kinda. But kinda not, too: Itâ€™s Vin and the concessions he chooses to make that will allow this movie to go forward. And his love of the character, of course. So if you, too, have a soft spot for this hardened criminal, you might want to weigh in over at that giant-ass Facebook page heâ€™s got. Me? Iâ€™m still part of the Facebook Resistance."
The director cooked up the below image, entitled "The Fifth Horseman," to generate more excitement in Diesel.
Source: David Twohy