Diesel’s darker Rid­dick

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

DUN­GEONS & Dragons in­spired ac­tor Vin Diesel (pic­tured) as a child, and hav­ing chil­dren of his own changed how he sees his killer char­ac­ters. The ac­tion hero stars in new fim Rid­dick. Diesel says the role-play­ing game Dun­geons & Dragons was a ‘‘train­ing ground for imag­i­na­tion’’ and helped him em­brace the mythol­ogy of Rid­dick’s world. But be­com­ing a fa­ther made him see Rid­dick’s dark side in a new way. ‘‘What’s in­side Rid­dick is so scary that now that I have kids, when I watch the Rid­dick char­ac­ter, there’s a part of me that feels guilty for hav­ing such a dark­ness in that char­ac­ter,’’ he says. ‘‘I look at what he’s do­ing and I go, ‘That isn’t cool, you shouldn’t have killed that guy’. It’s only be­cause I have kids now.’’ Di­rected by David Twohy, who also co-wrote the screen­play with Jim Wheat, the film also stars Karl Ur­ban and Ka­tee Sack­hoff.

Rid­dick opens on Septem­ber 12.

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