Riddick promises to return the Vin Diesel sci-fi franchise to it's gritty Pitch Black roots, following on from the misfire that was The Chronicles Of Riddick.
So, understandably, the announcement that the threequel would have an R-rating was met with fan approval.
In Total Film magazine issue 204, we chat to director David Twohy about Riddick, and the issue of the R-rating (meaning it'll most likely be a 15 certificate in the UK) came up.
Twohy told us, “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.”
Riddick opens in the US on 6 September 2013, with a UK release date to be confirmed.
For much more from David Twohy on Riddick, pick up the brand-new issue 204 of Total Film magazine, which is on sale now.
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