RIDDICK Director David Twohy On An R Rating, Rebooting And A Director's Cut
Pitch Black is a fan favorite film that many still look favorably upon. The Chronicles of Riddick is a film where many feel the franchise jumped the shark. Director David Twohy talks about getting back to the series' roots with Riddick.
Talking to Total Film Magazine, the director of the upcoming third installment in the Riddick film franchise talks about what fans can expect from Vin Diesel and co. in the film.
On the importance of the R rating in the Riddick film series.
Twohy: If you make it PG-13, then you have to make concessions, and that's what happened on The Chronicles of Riddick where we had to downplay a lot of our action sequences and remove a lot of the blood. We found it was tying our hands, so we vowed not to do that.
On where the series was headed if The Chronicles of Riddick had been a financial success for Universal.
Twohy: Had Universal said to us, "let's roll over, let's pick it up right at the end of the last movie" and funded it, we would have ventured into the Necromonger underverse and we would have had a big The Lord of the Rings-style movie on our hands. But That didn't happen, so cleverly Vin and I got the rights back and produced it ourselves on a smaller scale. That said, it still looks like a big movie. I think the audience will see the tip of the hat to Pitch Black, but they won't feel claustrophobic.
Based on previous statements it sounds as if Riddick could get additional powers. Is that true or is he just more dangerous?
Twohy: The cryptic answer is a little of both. Sorry for being coy but I', already projecting ahead to the theatrical cut versus the director's cut and thinking about what I may re-include.
There's more from Twohy in the article including discussions about IMAX, and if Kate Sackhoff was cast because of her role in Battlestar Galctica. Twohy also goes on to say that rebooting after The Chronicles of Riddick would've been turning their backs on the fans. The latest issue of Total Film is out now, pick up a digital copy or print at your local retailer.
Riddick hits U.S. theaters September 6th, 2013.
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Source: Total Film
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