Vin Diesel 'Risked Home' To Make Riddick
Star explains that he used his house to gain funding for sci-fi sequel...
Vin Dieselhas claimed that he put his home on the line in order to get his new movie Riddick made.
The sci-fi thriller is the third in a series written and directed by David Twohy - with the previous instalments being 2000's Pitch Black and The Chronicles Of Riddick from 2004.
But unlike the last movie, which was funded by Universal, the new film was independently made, with Diesel and Twohy taking much of the risk.
"I had to leverage my house," the star explained. "If we didn't finish the film, I would be homeless."
He explained that he had been inspired by a fan telling him: "We want a rated-R movie and we'd be willing to pay $10 each. Surely you'd have enough to make it then."
And The Hollywood Reporter quotes him as explaining: "Something about that comment made me think, bless their heart, and if I can do anything with this newfound success, if I could do anything at all, I could deliver on that wish."
Vin recently spilled the beans on his involvement with Marvel Studios.