Riddick Featurette: Inside the Vin Diesel Franchise

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After yesterday’s stunning pair of Riddick clips, Universal has released a behind-the-scenes featurette taking viewers inside the making of the third film in the Riddick series. After first being introduced in Pitch Black and then given a big budget sequel with The Chronicles of Riddick, star Vin Diesel and series creator David Twohy have scaled it back a bit with the third film.

Don’t get us wrong, it is still an epic story told in a way that fans of the series should celebrate with joy when the third film arrives September 6. It’s just that this time out, Diesel and Twohy had to fund the project themselves and secured financing outside the studio system. That way, what we see on screen is closer to what the Riddick filmmaking duo sought to make.

In the clip below, Diesel and Twohy talk about the making of the film and more importantly, why this particular movie was so special to them. And therefore it should also be a treasured treat for fans.

As seen in the Riddick red band trailer, Diesel is joined onscreen by sci-fi veteran Katie Sackhoff, Star Trek movies' star Karl Urban as well as newly adorned Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista (Diesel is also in Guardians of the Galaxy as Groot!).

And stay with Movie Fanatic for our interviews with the stars and director premiering all next week.

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