Vin Diesel Risked His House To Make ‘Riddick’!

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Riddick, Universal’s R-rated sequel to Pitch Black, is coming in just over a weeks, and no one is happier to see it get here than its star and producer, Vin Diesel.

While a studio is releasing the film, it was financed independently. And Diesel had to put a lot on the line (financing wasn’t easy to come by after Chronicles Of Riddick underperformed) to make it happen. He tells THR, “I had to leverage my house. If we didn’t finish the film, I would be homeless.” While I imagine he has enough Fast And Furious cash coming in to buy a brand new house in case that whole thing didn’t work out, there’s no denying his dedication to the role. The dude worked HARD to make this happen.

David Twohy directs the film in theaters September 6th. It stars Karl Urban, Nolan Funk, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk, and Keri Hilson.

Source: THR
  • DarrelDreadful

    Its very nice to see an actor have so much love and dedication to a character. From the very beginning, Vin has always showcased his excitement for this project. Hope the outcome is awesome and worth it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.turney.58 Joshua Turney

    I’ve always liked and respected Vin Diesel, dude pretty much rocked Boiler Room, Pitch Black, every Fast & Furios movie he’s in, and has so much appreciation for where he’s at and his fan base. I really hope this kicks ass in theatres, if not for more Riddick then to just be a personal achievement for him and David Twohy.

  • mobstar67

    i am a huge fan of Pitch Black and am finding myself hard to get psyched from what i see so far in regards to this new film..I like the fact they wanna get back to the trapped on a planet fighting off aliens rather than the necromancer storyline in “Chronicles of Riddick”…. i kinda hope im wrong about this film and im blown away like i was opon my first theatrical screening of Pitch Black..
    they have to get this right otherwise that will be the end of a truly great carachter..

  • Zombie-Killa

    Good for Diesel. Hope Riddick does well at the box office, but I have this terrible feeling it MIGHT flop.

    But on the flip side, Disney will continue to churn out those shitty and lazy Pirates Of The Caribbean movies year after year……and make tons of money off of each one (and it pains me to say this, because Johnny Depp is my favorite actor). Hollywood. lol.

  • ghostshadow

    I’m psyched to see it. I really hope it’s spectacular and it does well in the theaters. I really want to see this film do well, I love the Riddick universe and story. I’d love to see it continue on.