According to Vin Diesel, that third installment of The Chronicles of Riddick is still happening—and he's dropping some encouraging concept art on his Facebook page to prove it.
On the heels of last month's big, honking, spoilerific storyline update, Diesel has taken to Facebook to chime in once again on the third—and most likely last—chapter of Riddick's interstellar odyssey:
While I was working on character, the Director and his team of artists have been creating the world and style of this picture. We all know how much I enjoy concept art and storyboards, haha, I am like a kid in a candy shop.
Seeing the early stage of CGI is always fascinating to me, it is a element that usually comes together long after the filming process, so you look forward to seeing it fully realized.
First stop for the Riddick production is Canada, which is where we shot a large part of Chronicles...
P.S.: I am grateful to have Universal in such support of this complex character's journey... not many studios would back an "R" rating. Very cool.
So, at least for now—and judging by that image—Riddick 3 will good and bloody and savage ... until Universal changes its mind and defangs it. But we can always hope.