Comic-Con: Vin Diesel Hopes to Relaunch a Franchise With 'Riddick'
The actor and director David Twohy discuss the upcoming Universal film.
The last time David Twohy came to Comic-Con was 13 years ago with a low-budget movie called Pitch Black starring an actor named Vin Diesel. A lot has changed since.
Comic-Con has grown exponentially into a raging pop culture event. Diesel turned into a A-lister who then faded and made a comeback. Black became a cult hit, was followed by a massive sequel that failed, and now is back as Twohy, Diesel and Universal try to relaunch a franchise.
“When the audience wanted it rated R, we knew we didn’t have to spend $200 million to make this movie,” said Diesel, which helped lower the risk.
And the early buzz is that the movie pays tribute to the low-key original and the epic mythology introduced in the sequel.
“I think we did good job of paying off past debts and moving it into new territories,” said Twohy.
Diesel also spoke of his own personal changes since making the initial Riddick movie. The actor is now a father and admitted to having (occasional) second thoughts when it comes to Riddick and his actions.