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'Chronicles of Riddick'

New Movie Shut Down --

No Money, Mo' Problems

10/29/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chronicles of Riddick sequal
Vin Diesel
's comeback as an ass-kicking ex-con from the future is on hold ... because production on the new "Chronicles of Riddick" movie has been shut down over some serious cash flow issues. 

TMZ spoke with Michel Trudel -- the owner of the Montreal studio where the new movie is being shot -- who tells us he changed the locks and kicked everyone off the set Wednesday because the production company, One Race Films, has failed to pay up on time.

FYI -- One Race Films was founded by Vin Diesel ... who is also set to produce and star in the upcoming flick.

But Trudel isn't the only one griping about a paycheck -- sources connected to production tell us several members of the crew have not been paid in over 2 weeks ... and are very concerned about getting their money.

Trudel tells us he's confident the situation will be resolved soon ... and he's more than happy to let production resume ... as soon as he gets his money.

Calls to Diesel's camp were not returned.


20 COMMENTS

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1.

TMZebra    

Diesel tries to do the next sequel of the franchise with his own company and runs out of money? Maybe he should fork out some of his personal cash he got from the last Fast & the Flurrious movie?

1041 days ago
2.

thestupid    

The first movie SUCKED. Why are they making another one!? A direct to retail movie for sure.

1040 days ago
3.

MsRita    

Can't stand this man alway********* on women and when someone tells him no thank you. He calls women everything under the sun. MOST WOMEN DON'T THINK YOU ARE HOT! HOT BRADLEY COOPER, THE ROCK NEEDS MORE MOVIES THAN YOUR WASHED UP BUTT.

1040 days ago
4.

JDUB    

Be nice to Vin Diesel, bashing him is considered a hate crime.

1040 days ago
5.

Criss    

That sucks. I was looking forward to the next one.

1040 days ago
6.

john johnson    

the movie will probally make back the money its putting out, so use the fast five money

1040 days ago
7.

karlew    

Thank God!! Diesel can't act and these movies all suck

1040 days ago
8.

BCstargazer    

you should check with some montreal media about michel trudel...he's got quite a rep about ripping off people

1040 days ago
9.

BCstargazer    

not that i'm a fan of vin, but perhaps you should look up michel trudel, a famous con artist in quebec where he intimidated anybody that dared to compete against his monopoly on studios and movie shoot equipment rental

1040 days ago
10.

Yo    

What is this website ? is there no moderator ?

1039 days ago
11.

danny wood    

This website is so full of ****. The movie hasn't even STARTED filming yet. Principle photography ( that's "shooting the movie" for you dumb retarded people who follow this site) Till next month.

No wonder no one in the industry likes you. TMZ should be shut down.

Get your facts right before you run a "scoop".

1039 days ago
12.

Versace    

**** i wanted to see the sequel i loved rid******eries

1039 days ago
13.

Girock    

I want my money !!!!!
Your ar just a thief Diesel !!
Working so many hours for nothging .......

1038 days ago
14.

Daryl    

That sucks. I would love to see that movie. get the money soon.

1038 days ago
15.

Chevy    

"where the new movie is being shot" The movie is not being shot yet, so I'm second guessing the information in the article here.

1037 days ago
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