Vin Diesel Finally Talks About Another Riddick Movie Again
It was last August when Vin Diesel promised that we'd see at least two more Chronicles of Riddick movies. We haven't heard too much since then, though in the meantime, in addition to starring in Fast & Furious, Diesel has been helping develop the popular Riddick video game series. Diesel spoke with GameSpot recently about the latest game, Assault on Dark Athena, and gave them a much needed update on the status of another movie. "Maybe we're too tight-lipped about the next Chronicles of Riddick film, and I think circa the release of [Dark Athena] that's probably when you'll start hearing more about [it]."
"It is underway and I almost think it's a coincidence that we haven't heard anything, that there hasn't been a lot of public stuff on the Riddick movie," Diesel says. Maybe that's because Universal wants to keep quiet until they're ready to reveal details? Will it be yet another Hollywood reboot? The 2004 sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick, made only a measly $58 million at box office, meaning it was a huge failure for Universal. It obviously makes some sense that they're a bit hesitant to move forward on yet another sequel. But Diesel says David Twohy is finishing up the script and once it's ready, they'll take the next steps.
Although I didn't love Chronicles of Riddick as much as Pitch Black, and although I don't play the video games, this is a sequel I'm actually looking forward to seeing. Maybe it's just because I love the character. And maybe because I know Universal won't make the same mistakes they made with Chronicles of Riddick this time around. David Twohy wrote and directed both Pitch Black and Chronicles, so maybe if they bring in another writer to help polish his script, we'll get a better movie in the end. Based on the response that last August's article has been receiving, it's obvious that fans really do want to see more Riddick. Do you?