Production on the latest movie in Vin Diesel's Chronicles of Riddick franchise has been put on hold due to financial issues, according to a report.

The actor starred in 2000 sci-fi film Pitch Black and its 2004 spin-off The Chronicles of Riddick, as well as voicing his character in animated follow-up The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury that same year.

Diesel is working on another live action film in the franchise, but the shoot in Montreal, Canada has reportedly come to a halt over cashflow problems, according to

The website reports production at the Montreal studio was temporarily shut down on Wednesday.