Inside the issue (which is available for the incredible price of just £1.99 on your iPad), we meet face-to-face with the star, who’s currently riding high after the biggest box-office success of his career with Fast & Furious 6. Here’s a sneak peek at what he had to say about the return to Riddick:
“Yeah, I think it’s fair to say there’s a lot of similarities with Pitch Black, which was something that the audience, the fans, really wanted. They wanted us to leave the PG-13 behind and go back to an R. We all know how hard that is to do in Hollywood…”
And on his scene-stealing co-star (a pooch who acts as his companion), Diesel told us:
“The dog is in some ways my co-star, which is very Riddick.” Shades too of Mad Max? “It could look a little Mad Max-y,” he said. “Funny you should say that. I remember back when we were shooting Pitch Black, one of the actors was saying, ‘Oh, this is just going to go to DVD. Why are we killing ourselves?’ And I remember the DP, David Eggby, saying, ‘I remember working on another movie where someone said that. It was called Mad Max!’”
Riddick opens in the UK on 4 September 2013. For much more from Vin Diesel, pick up issue 209 of Total Film magazine, which is out now!
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