Diesel’s darker Riddick
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.