Fans of Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick have wondered for awhile now if a third film was ever going to happen. Rumors about a new installment have been circulating for years, most of which never panned out. Well, at long last, a new film is in development.
Variety is reporting that Vin Diesel will reprise the title role of Riddick in a new film simply entitled Riddick:
“Plot details are being kept under wraps. But insiders say the third outing will hew closer in tone to the cult hit “Pitch Black” and will focus on the character of Riddick as opposed to the universe he inhabits…”
While the second film suffered from bad reviews it did go onto make $116 million at the box office. Personally, I enjoyed the movie and while it was not as unique as its predecessor, Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick was a really enjoyable action/sci-fi flick. So good in fact, I wish they would continue that story, but I’ll take whatever they give me at this point.
Riddick will be written by David Twohy who also directed the previous films. Shooting is said to be happening this year and will not impede Diesel’s other franchise, “Fast and Furious.” No release date has been set but we’ll keep you posted.