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Diesel is a Dead Man Stalking

14 April 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Coming Attractions

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After a lot of will-they-won't-they, the third of the Chronicles of Riddick is finally racing ahead, with David Twohy once again writing and directing, and Vin Diesel, of course, back as the borderline psychotic, gravel-voiced member of the bald community.

Coming Attractions have seen a script, and have revealed the title, which is (ahem) Dead Man Stalking. Truly dreadful monicker aside though (which may change anyway - we previously heard the film was simply called Riddick), it does seem that this is indeed the leaner and meaner Riddick that's been talked about recently, after the bloated Space Opera of 2004's second instalment.

Riddick 3 is, according to the CA boys, "The Road Warrior [Mad Max 2 to you and me] to Pitch Black's Mad Max". The screenplay is apparently a taut hundred pages (so roughly a hundred minutes), and begins with a battered Riddick crawling on the ground of his desolate home planet Furya. There's not once a mention of the Underverse, but the film as written does deal with Riddick's newly acquired position as Lord Marshall of the (ahem) Necromongers. Chronicles' Vaako features heavily. Does that mean Karl Urban will be returning?

Necromongers aside, this seems like it's back to the killer Riddick of old, with some nods to the idea that his big mistake was in allowing himself to start caring, and getting seduced by civilisation. The "hard R script, full of death action and peppered with filthy language befitting the characters", will presumably go before the cameras after Vin gets done with Fast Five.

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Theres always room for more Sci-Fi in the world and this sounds really promising. It's always fun watching Vin Diesel play Riddick the character is great with loads of potential. I like CoR and what it tried to do, the ending is cool as fuck so I'm glad it's not gonna get ignored and it's a simple but effective way to get past that part of the story and concentrate on Riddicks badass killer instinct vs a bunch of slightly less badass Mercs. More

Posted by Scott_ at 15:15 on 15 April 2010 | Report This Post

L: nemesis prime really do get the feeling that vin is sitting at home, looking at sam worthington and thinking; ...'you son of a bitch....' :D] Yeah dead right and can you imagine how much better Avatar, COTT and TS could have been if it had been vin instead of the walking piece of oak that is S Worthington. Pitch Black is a cracking bit of horror/sci fi but just could not get into COR, though it's not as bad as it's rep has become and it did have the balls to kill off two of the More

Posted by gordonsalive at 14:05 on 15 April 2010 | Report This Post

Dead man stalking????
If that's going to be the title then I reckon they should make it a 3D porn and change the main title to: The Chronicles Of Dick. Our hero could venture out to change the evil ways of those damn Necrophiles by poking them just beneath the sweet spot. More

Posted by Geosolus at 10:41 on 15 April 2010 | Report This Post

really do get the feeling that vin is sitting at home, looking at sam worthington and thinking; ...'you son of a bitch....' More

Posted by nemesis prime at 21:43 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Awesome
I agree Dave.  Much better than the steamy piles of turd that were the SW prequels.   It wasnt perfect I admit, but I think thats just in comparison to the starkness and mimialism of pitch black.  I watched both of them recently and thought that the action in COR was far superior to PB.  I dont really get Empire's full on cynicsm with it, it was a much better sci-fantasy romp than say....oh I dunno.... twilight....... (which they love to harp on about despite its More

Posted by Father_Ted at 20:58 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

Pitch Black was good and I really enjoyed COR, can't understand peoples animosity towards it, it was better than all 3 star wars prequels! Really looking forward to this, oh and for anyone that is interested, COR Directors Cut is the best looking bluray I've seen so far. More

Posted by Dave25 at 18:17 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Chronicles
L: TheRealMacgyver Loved pitch black, really liked Chronicles even if it was a bit overblown. It improves on a second viewing and had a lot of set up balls to do I suppose. So I'm not fussed which way this rolls, I'll still be there. Damned fine sci fi and is Diesel at his best ]   Damn straight - i've missed Vin Diesel! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 12:41 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

Loved pitch black, really liked Chronicles even if it was a bit overblown. It improves on a second viewing and had a lot of set up balls to do I suppose. So I'm not fussed which way this rolls, I'll still be there. Damned fine sci fi and Riddick is Diesel at his best More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 12:21 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

Less pompous please......
Completely agree, Riddick is a great anti-hero and 'Chronicles' for all its good intention was too pompous and overblown for its own good, as well as having some of the worst dialogue I have ever heard ('He's the Holy Half-Dead who has seen the Underverse and returned with powers you can't imagine' - cringe!). Hopefully this can re ignight the series More

Posted by janusjanus at 11:18 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Sounds good but....
I really, really didn't like The Ridicules of Chronic but highly rate Pitch Black so if a third film is closer to Pitch then I'd be much more interested. Riddick's a great character.   I think Chronicles was too ambitious for its own good and a lot of it felt like recycled ideas from other films, novels and worst sometimes it played out like bad fan fiction. I think David Twohy handled it well from a technical level but the story and characters really fell flat&nb More

Posted by Marwood at 10:15 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

Sounds good but....
I didn't think there was anything wrong with The Chronicles of Riddick! Granted it wasn't a patch on Pitch Black but it was an enjoyable space-romp nonetheless. That said, i do like the sound of them trimming off the fat and upping the violence and swearyness of this new flick. Change the name though for fucks sake!! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 09:50 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

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