New Updates from David Twohy on Another Riddick Movie
Last summer, Vin Diesel promised that we'd see more Chronicles of Riddick movies sometime in the near future. We didn't hear anything until this March, when Diesel spoke again about the status, saying that a third film was "underway" and he was just waiting on a new script from writer/director David Twohy. Well, good news Riddick fans, as ShockTillYouDrop finally caught up with Twohy (he's out promoting his latest film, A Perfect Getaway) and got an interesting update on Riddick from him. "The third movie would be more modestly-scaled and it would probably feel more like Pitch Black then Chronicles," he revealed.
As for whether or not we will actually see another Riddick movie anytime soon, it sounds like Twohy and Diesel are still trying to work out budgeting issues with Universal before moving forward. As he explains:
"I've sketched out two ideas for the next installment," Twohy explained. "Vin and I have decided on one approach of those two, and there's some interest at the studio level but it would be as a PG-13 film, and we don't want to do that anymore. That's one of the concessions we thought we made with 'Riddick' that we shouldn't have made. We also spent too much money and we were too ambitions, so yes, if we do go back to a third one, it will be focused again, hopefully again the same way that 'Pitch Black' was, and we'll spend less money doing it. We're just trying to figure out how much less we can do it for, because I don't think Vin is going to work for scale again."
I'm shocked to know that Twohy feels the exact same way I do! I loved Pitch Black, it's one of my all-time favorite sci-fi films, but I didn't like Chronicles of Riddick that much, and maybe that's because they went too big. "It will always be Riddick-centric. If the question is whether it will be more like the first one than the second one, the difference is that yeah, you can sell it on its creatures and say 'This is a creature fest and we're going to go out as us vs. the creatures' but that's like a lot of different movies." Twohy says that his next project will probably be a Constantine-like thriller called Crying Havoc, not another Riddick just yet.
Even though I wasn't the biggest fan of Chronicles, I'd still love to see another Riddick movie, just because I love the character so damn much. And I'm glad to see Twohy and Diesel fighting to make sure the next one is rated R and not PG-13. I think that could guarantee them a better movie this time around. Thoughts?