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Riddick will return. This time Vin Diesel is correct.

Posted by LiveFor on February 12, 2010

I am a big fan of Riddick. Funnily enough I watched Pitch Black on Blu-Ray a couple of nights ago and I enjoy the Chronicles of Riddick despite a few of its flaws. Therefore, I have been following the possibility of a third Riddick film closely.

For a long time Vin Diesel has been talking about a new Riddick film, but it has always just been talk. The second film didn’t do so well. It made $116 million worldwide, but the budget for it had been $105 million so it was doubtful a third would ever see the light of day. It did carry on with a series of video games which kept the character going. Vin and director David Twohy always had faith in the project. Now it looks as if that faith has been justified.

Variety have the news that Universal have given the go ahead for a third film. David Twohy who wrote and directed the first two films in the series, will do the same for the third film which will simply be titled Riddick.

There is no word on what the plot will be, 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, which was the case with the Chronicles of Riddick. Not sure if it will follow on from that film where Riddick ended up being leader of the Necromongers.

I’m really looking forward to seeing some more of Riddick and glad they are going back to the tone of Pitch Black, although I personally enjoyed seeing the Universe building in the second film. I do hope they tie up the plot from that installment and that it get’s an R / 18 Rating so Riddick can be a proper nasty bastard and kill you nasty!

What did you think of the first two films and do you want to see Riddick on the big screen again?

3 Responses to “Riddick will return. This time Vin Diesel is correct.”

  1. maxfrank said

    God yes! This is great, been waiting for a third film since Chronicles. My bet would be a prequel of how Riddick became Riddick and ends up in Butcher Bay where he gets his eyeshine. This partly because the games became so popular in this setting. Can’t believe they gave him a razzie for the second film, it wasn’t THAT bad.

    Anyway, great news. Hope something happens with “Hannibal the Conqueror ” as well 😛

    • liveforfilms said

      Prequel could work as it would get the villainous Riddick back we saw at the beginning of Pitch Black, but I think they’ll go on with his story

  2. pjowens75 said

    Pitch Black is one of my favorite science fiction films…it was much more character driven than Chronicles, which I enjoyed, but not nearly as much. As much as I liked the Universe building, I couldn’t buy into the transformation into “saviour of the universe”…it just wasn’t the same Riddick that I saw in the first movie.

    I’d like to see a new one that goes back to the true character of the intelligent, psychopath survivor.

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