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For my money actor Vin Diesel has never bettered his role as serial-killing anti-hero Richard B. Riddick in the low-budget science-fiction sleeper hit PITCH BLACK (2000). A very bloated sequel entitled THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK (2004), took away any impact or depth the role originated and set the character up as a loveable action hero battling evil in another universe. Wiping the slate of his mysterious and deadly past intentions, because Hollywood cant have you rooting for a serial killer, right!

After Diesel and writer/director David Twohy promised the character would go back to basics, I for one was excited to see Riddick’s return to the big-screen. However, even with Diesel reported to have taken a significant pay cut in order to star in the latest outing, filming and production was shut down last month after budget problems.┬áIt now appears those problems have now been resolved and that filming will resume on the 28th of December currently working under the title of THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: DEAD MAN STALKING.

Source: TMZ

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