Making a third Riddick movie was always kind of a dicey proposition. The second one was an over-expensive, psuedo-flop and Hollywood hasn’t been eager to bankroll another one. Somehow though, enthusiastic to continue the adventures of Riddick, star Vin Diesel and director David Twohy managed to get the funding together, and everything seemed like it was go… until a few weeks ago when the owner of the Montreal studio where they planned to shoot locked them out and claimed they weren’t paying him.
That held production up for a few weeks, but it seems that thing are now back on track for Riddick 3. TMZ says they’ve been let back in their studio by owner Michel Trudel. He claims they’ve paid their bill and everything’s fine between them.
Their money troubles may not be entirely over, however. There are rumors that members of the crew are also complaining about missing paychecks. This was always going to be a low-budget film, more in the vein of the original Pitch Black than the super-expensive Riddick. Getting it made won’t be easy. Expect more troubles as Diesel and Twohy soldier on.