Plot Details Discovered for that Riddick Sequel in the Works
by Alex Billington
February 16, 2010
Just last week it was confirmed that Universal was developing another Chronicles of Riddick sequel with David Twohy back in the director's chair working from his own script. But what was it going to be about? At one point we heard that Twohy had written two scripts, one more PG-13, one more R-rated, but that they would getting back to the gritty character focus of Pitch Black rather than anything in Chronicles of Riddick. Found in a new THR article is a little bit about what the sequel will contain. I don't normally like writing about big plot details, but this time they reveal just enough to make you excited, without not ruin anything.
"Riddick" delivers on both counts. Though billed as a back-to-basics approach to the character popularized by Diesel, the script features the character -- the most wanted man in the galaxy -- left for dead on a barren alien planet, dealing with "trisons" (three-legged bisons) and "mud demons." He must then contend with two squads of bounty hunters, one of which ride rockets called jetcycles.
Okay, so we've got Riddick being dumped on another planet that contains trisons and mud demons and then a bunch of bounty hunters that ride jetcycles? This sounds like an episode of Futurama - which is awesome! I love the Riddick franchise and I'm excited for a sequel but I didn't like Chronicles of Riddick so I'm hoping they stay as far away from that as possible (and that includes going R-rated). So far I like the sound of this. All I want to see in a good sequel is Riddick being more of a badass, escaping capture around the galaxy, and no creepy cult group trying to kill him. Looking forward to hearing more about this! Sound good so far?