Riddick

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RIDDICK, the unrated Director’s Cut

  Some of you have been asking for dish on this new cut of RIDDICK, available now on iTunes and dropping January 14 on DVD.  Well, the Director’s Cut is probably 8-9 minutes longer than the theatrical version.  The bulk of that time comes in two areas — several new scenes in the flashback sequence […]

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Top of The Heap

Just a quick but heartfelt shout-out to all those who helped make RIDDICK the #1 movie in the US and UK this week.  I’m talking about my cast who came to play…my stalwart crew heads who ventured into battle beside me…to the rank-and-file in Montreal who pulled it all together and shared their city with […]

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COMIC-CON DEBRIEFING

So it was a crazy day.  Which made it a fairly typical day at Com-Con. I hit SD about 10:30 in the morning.  Got an hour or so to walk the auditorium floor, and was heartened to see the comic book stands…the concept artists working away at their stalls…the smaller vendors hawking their fantasy figurines.  […]

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COMIC-CON APPEARANCE!

I’ll be there on Friday, July 19, Hall H.  How ’bout you? DT Poster by Charles Ratteray

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RIDDICK WILL BE BIIIIIIIIG

I’ve been working over at IMAX in Santa Monica the last few weeks, overseeing the conversion of RIDDICK into its giant-ass supersize-me format.  Hasn’t always been an easy task:  David Eggby and I shot the movie widescreen (2.40:1), yet the native aspect ratio of IMAX is much taller (1.90:1).  That’s no small difference to reconcile. […]

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IT’S CRUNCH TIME

Feels like I’m back in production! Been pulling 14-hour days trying to finish RIDDICK.  My typical day starts at 9am with intensive visual effects meetings, sweating out the details of our 900 VFX shots.  Then I jet across town to the mix stage, Soundelux, where I supervise the sound, balancing out the often-competing elements of […]

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Good Luck, Karl

I see that my friend Karl Urban is going to host a screening of DREDD this week at Comic-Con. Just wanted to wish him well with that — and remind everyone what his eyes really look like.  Here he is reprising Vaako for us, no helmet in sight.  The actor over his shoulder, menacingly out […]

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AU REVOIR, MONTREAL

So our business here is done — principle photography, anyway.  It was a challenging schedule we had for this latest installment of RIDDICK – a scant 47 days – but we managed to get what we needed (and more), thanks to a skilled crew and a gifted and willing cast.  I’m packing up now to […]

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AND THEY SAID IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN

AND THEY SAID IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN

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7 DAYS AND COUNTING

A lot of you already know how close we are to rolling camera on RIDDICK.  But most of you don’t know about an artist named Charles Ratteray who does storyboards for me, just utterly dope stuff like what you see here.  Well Charles wound up in the hospital this weekend with cardiac issues — way […]

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