Vin Diesel Says Next Riddick Movie is Already Location Scouting
Every so often we always hear about another Riddick movie from either David Twohy or Vin Diesel. Last time we heard from either was in August, when Twohy explained that he had been developing two ideas, one rated PG-13, the other rated R, but the studio was having a hard time picking either. Now, on Vin Diesel's official Facebook page (via AICN), he reveals that "the Riddick team is in New Zealand location scouting already… that's exciting." A simple update, but it looks like that's confirmation that Twohy did finally get a greenlight from Universal to start pre-production. Hopefully we get an official update on their plans soon.
Some are saying that because Universal is having some problems getting the next installment of the Bourne franchise back on track, that they're focusing on other franchises like this one instead. Typically, a project only starts scouting locations if they're actually planning to start shooting soon. And if Vin Diesel knows that and is reporting it, too, then that's a very good sign that this will probably start shooting next year. Only questions is, which script are they going to go with? I'm hoping it's the R-rated one. Twohy needs to take this franchise back to its Pitch Black roots to really get the blood pumping with this sequel. Thoughts?