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Is Riddick 3 Moving Forward?
Vin Diesel suggests momentum...

03 December 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Facebook via Bloody Disgusting

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It's only a nugget, but it feels pretty solid. Vin Diesel, gravelly voiced cheerleader for multiple ailing movie franchises, has announced on his Facebook page that at least some sort of pre-production is underway on a third Chronicle of Riddick.

"The Riddick team is in New Zealand location scouting already... that's exciting." is the full status update. But it's significant in that it's the first we've heard of something solid actually happening on the project. The last we knew, back at the beginning of August, came from Pitch Black and Chronicles director David Twohy. He said some ideas were being thrown around, and that the expense and studio concessions of Chronicles were a mistake, leading part three back to much smaller-scale territory. 

But he also suggested that a smaller budget might be a problem for Diesel, who apparently doesn't get out of bed for less than his usual fee. Has Vin relented for his favourite character, or has someone stumped up more cash than was previously envisioned? More news as we get it.

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Your Comments

RE: Riddick
I really enjoyed Riddick as a Conan in Space movie. Would be happy for the next story to do something different - the Butchers Bay videogame was cool. Wouldn't mind seeing a movie of that. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 10:52 on 06 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Riddick
How about they ignore the sequel and do Pitch Black 2: Pitch Blacker. Riddick goes back to the planet with a squad of high-tech marines. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 09:52 on 06 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Riddick
Face it people we're not gonna see one - Twohy has made it too complicated, he has to think of an underverse plot besides rescuing Kyra. The story is a lame duck! Sorry to say it but all those will he be bad? Does he remain leader? What the fuck actually is it between him and Kyra is NEVER going to be explained! More

Posted by Sphinx at 21:25 on 05 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Riddick
I thought Riddick was the only interesting character in Pitch Black, didn't care much for the others really. When this does happen I hope it doesn't focus on the fantasy side of things too much, Twhoy kinda went overboard on that side of things in Chronicles which brought the Film down a little. More

Posted by Scott_ at 13:18 on 05 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Riddick
The thing about Riddick is that in Pitch Black it wasn't him, as in himself on his own, who actually made the film interesting, it was his contrast with he Vampire aliens and the survivor crew. On his own his he is a tad rubbish. And made into an action figure with a "dark" Star Wars fantasy around him with names like Necromonger he defintely looks rubbish. And an ego-trip fr Diesel. More

Posted by Deviation at 11:50 on 05 December 2009 | Report This Post

Not a fan of the Riddick character, Pitch Black was OK but the whole "Riddick is cool and badass, playing by his own rules" seems artificial. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 08:25 on 05 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Me Likes
Riddick is a great character, reminds me of Snake Plissken what with his badass-itude and all that. I like Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick, Diesel is awesome and it's about damn time he brought back Riddick. More

Posted by Scott_ at 17:07 on 03 December 2009 | Report This Post

Me Likes
I love Vin Diesel and Riddick so i'd definitely like to see a third film. I didn't think Chronicles was THAT bad but Pitch Black certainly did it for me! More

Posted by mozzy_gal at 15:58 on 03 December 2009 | Report This Post

Can't wait! Vin Diesel is a talent who just so happens to have Gill from The Simpsons as his agent, Riddick was a great character, and although Chronicles was not the best movie ever (how they survived that run across the scorched planet is still bugging me!) if they take time and plan out a movie or two, it can end up being a triumph. Go getem Vin my lad! Ignore the naysayers! More

Posted by mcbadabing at 13:28 on 03 December 2009 | Report This Post

I like Riddick but don't like Diesel. Go figure! But I would like to see more action sci fi movies like this so yes, I'd happily watch another Riddick movie. More

Posted by Big Red at 12:40 on 03 December 2009 | Report This Post

Riddick should be treated like....
Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name in the Dollars trilogy rather than Luke Skywalker. More

Posted by Marwood at 11:35 on 03 December 2009 | Report This Post

Considering there's been nothing official from Universal I think Vin is just talking it up to get some interest for it
I do like the Riddick character and think there is potential to make interesting films with him but Chronicles was an utter turkey. It was just so desparately trying to be big mythology driven franchise that it collapsed under it's own weight. It was ambitious but the universe being created just felt like bad fan fiction. Pitch Black worked well for Riddick because it was a low budget "one and done" kind of story. In my opinion the better way to go with the character is to just drop i More

Posted by Marwood at 11:34 on 03 December 2009 | Report This Post

I had the opportunity to meet David Twohy back in May whilst studying in California and he seemed reluctant to take on another Riddick film when faced with the inevitable question. Probably must be pretty desperate to pay for his pool! More

Posted by mighty mick at 11:23 on 03 December 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Interesting
Totally agree with you there mate. I didn't think there was much wrong with the last effort, it was certainly no worse than some sequels that i've seen. I dont think Vin's up to much lately so yeah, why not? More

Posted by natman_begins at 11:14 on 03 December 2009 | Report This Post

I'd like to see a third film, riddick is definitely up there in the 'unifinished business' pile. I think I'm one of the minority that actually liked the second film.... or at least the opening and closing thirds along with the surprisingly good visuals, sets and production..... however the Crematoria side plot should at best have taken 20 mins and seemed to end up taking over a large chunk of the film killing the momentumand pacing. However, it would be nice to see more of what was hinted at, l More

Posted by cheeseface at 10:55 on 03 December 2009 | Report This Post

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