Action flick fans will be pleased to learn that a third film in the Vin Diesel “Riddick” franchise could be on the way. From latefilm.com, David Twohy, director of both Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, has written on his personal web site that we may see Riddick on the big screen again. Don’t get too excited, Diesel fans, the film is far from certain. The project is only in the discussion phase and whether a big studio will produce isn’t settled yet. Here’s the full quote from Twohy:
Okay, okay, now on to the really important stuff like “What the fuck is happening with RIDDICK?” Yes, I get your emails demanding another movie; yes, I keep bumping into you guys in airports and at conventions and I take your pleas to heart. All I can say now is “We’re talking about it.” The DVD numbers were really good – we know that, and some potential financiers know that. But if another movie surfaces, it probably won’t be a Universal movie and probably will be an independent movie. Which means we’ll have to make it for substantially less than the last installment. But that’s okay. PITCH BLACK was $22 million all in. Maybe it’s time to go back to our roots – as we go on to The UnderVerse.