Vin Diesel Says Riddick 3 Will Be R-Rated

No Hollywood celebrity has been able to leverage Facebook with the success of Vin Diesel. His nearly 21 million followers put Charlie Sheen’s numbers to shame. Universal was so impressed with Vin’s Facebook audience that they debuted the first trailer for Fast Five on his personal Facebook page – an industry first.

Vin is using his Facebook page to update the status of Riddick 3, a film he’s been referencing for a few years but has yet to get off the ground and green lit. In a video that projects Vin’s Facebook page onto a wall, Vin and the Riddick films writer/director David Twohy answer some select fan questions about the project.

Many of the questions are women confessing their love to Vin. Twohy and Vin did manage to find a couple legitimate ones and from them revealed that Riddick 3 will be R-rated like Pitch Black and not a mass audience PG-13 tentpole like The Chronicles of Riddick was. That means the budget and cast will be smaller and more intimate than Riddick 2, but the violence and gore will be pushed to the limit.

Twohy refers to this approach as “lean and quick” which I’m appreciative of. The Chronicles of Riddick wasn’t a bad film but it was such a radical departure from Pitch Black that it felt like another franchise. It also missed the R-rating tone that Pitch Black had established.

Watch Vin and Twohy update Riddick 3.

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