Riddick - Details About Upcoming Director's Cut
Director David Twohy Wants to Put 10 Minutes Back
Earlier this year, Riddick director David Twohy was not so sure about a possibly longer Director's Cut of his movie and was coy about details. Now, with the film in cinemas, he's more relaxed and talks to the guys over at Collider a little more freely. A little more info on the nature of the additions and their probable runtime is shared in the interview:
Strangely, I always have a lot of cut scenes. I keep writing shorter and shorter scripts, thinking that this time, I’ll get all my scenes in. I shot a 100-page script. That’s pretty short, as far as things go. But damn, my first cut that I showed to distributors was probably about two hours and 20 minutes, even though my contract said two hours. So, I had to lose 20 minutes.
This film respects the mythology and incorporates the existing mythology, but doesn’t do a lot to advance the mythology. That’s for the director’s cut DVD. [...] I’m doing that cut right now, as a matter of fact. I’m putting back in about 10 minutes of footage.