First Look: Early Creature Concept Art for Next Riddick Film
Back in early February it was officially announced that another Chronicles of Riddick sequel titled simply Riddick was on the way, in pre-production at Universal, with shooting starting later this year (I believe). Franchise creator David Twohy will be back directing a script he wrote and word is that this will be "closer in tone to the cult hit Pitch Black and will focus on the character of Riddick as opposed to the universe he inhabits." Perfect. Riddick himself, Vin Diesel, just posted a photo on his Facebook (via Ain't It Cool News) earlier today giving us our first look at some early concept art from Riddick, which you can check out below.
Diesel also writes: "Early Riddick concept art… first frame of a 2D Motion Choreography Study. Grrrr… The Furian… left for dead…" Not sure what all of that means, especially the "2D motion choreography study" part, but it looks pretty damn cool. I have a feeling that might be a "mud demon" we're looking at above, as we learned back in February that the plot involves Riddick getting dumped on a "barren alien planet" where he has to fight mud demons and "trisons." They don't look as creepy as the monsters from the original Pitch Black, but as a big Riddick fan, I'm pretty excited based on that bit of concept art above. Is anyone else?