Just how many hells did Vin Diesel have to crawl through to make a third Riddick movie a reality? And what sort of future epics about Riddick does Diesel plan to make? Here's part two of our report on our visit to the Riddick set, focusing on our interview with the legendary Furyan himself.
There are few experiences more surreal than encountering Vin Diesel in a warehouse on the outskirts of Montreal at 5:00 in the morning. But that's exactly what your io9 correspondent did months ago, his spirits buoyed by Lazarus-resurrecting levels of caffeine, Mr. Diesel's soothingly brusque voice, and the morbid prospect of the actor/producer — in a fit of Stanislavski-system-induced mania — eviscerating the gaggle of entertainment journalists surrounding him with nothing but a nearby coffee stirrer.
Sadly, we did not all instantly die by Vin Diesel's hand. But fortunately, Diesel was eager to talk about Riddick, the upcoming third film in his Chronicles of Riddick trilogy, which sees the goggle-sporting antihero marooned on a strange planet with only alien beasts and heavily armed bounty hunters for company. (For more on that, see our set report from yesterday.)