The writer/director says the hurdles are dropping for the Vin Diesel-starring sci-fi thriller
Last week, Vin Diesel gave an /vin-diesel-gives-riddick-update/update on Riddick, saying that it could film this summer, though he'd have to take a pay cut to do it.

Today, David Twohy wrote on his blog, that things might be looking up for the sci-fi thriller:

"The hurdles seem to be dropping. The final turn is being rounded. The finish line (actually a starting line) seems closer than ever.

Of course, there are no guarantees in this mad endeavor called "filmmaking," a pursuit that is a pricey shotgun marriage between business and art. But we've reached a critical mass of enthusiasm and resource needed to launch a movie. If we go now, we can make it now. If we don't, we may never. And trust me, we're all keenly aware of that.

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Yeah, I had some good face-time with Vin in NYC. We talked at length about where we go from here - about how to travel to all the places in the Riddick universe that needed travelling [sic] to - and we think we know [sic] have the Master Map. We'll keep it tucked tightly in our breast pocket for now, but it's enough to say that, if we can pull it all off, you'll have spent a good 15 years with us.

But Vin will be the driving force behind this next movie; I'm merely the writer-director. Am I being facetious? Kinda. But kinda not, too: It's Vin and the concessions he chooses to make that will allow this movie to go forward. And his love of the character, of course. So if you, too, have a soft spot for this hardened criminal, you might want to weigh in over at that giant-ass Facebook page he's got. Me? I'm still part of the Facebook Resistance."

It looks like the actor still needs a little coaxing from fans to swallow that pay cut.