As a Vin Diesel fan, I was excited by the commercials for Babylon A.D. – but now I am sad to learn the film sucks. And that comes straight from the director!
As reported on trekmovie.com:
Babylon A.D. Director Disappointed + Diesel Wants 2 More Riddick Sequels
Matthieu Kassovitz, director of “Babylon A.D.” is disappointed in the final product: “I’m very unhappy with the film… I never had a chance to do one scene the way it was written or the way I wanted it to be. The script wasn’t respected. Bad producers, bad partners, it was a terrible experience.” Kassovitz added that he “should have chosen a studio that has guts” and that the studio was “just trying to get a PG-13 movie.” Read the rest of the director’s comments at AMC. Meanwhile, Vin Diesel, who stars in the film, recently told MTV that he expects there to be not one, but two more sequels to “The Chronicles of Riddick”: “David Twowy right now is writing the scripts. The only question is whether we take a page from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ guys and try to shoot the two chapters at the same time. There are two more in mind,” he said. Diesel said “Everyone knows I love the Riddick character and I’m always working on it,” Diesel asserted. “It just takes five years to make another one because David Twohy and I are so precious about it.”
Those comments about Riddick are not new, by the way, I am sure I read that quote awhile ago and it may be up to a year old. I am glad the intention to continue Riddick is there though. Fans want it. I want it.