Chronicles of Riddick sequel possible
It looks like there might be a chance for a third Riddick film, and this is from the Director David Twohy himself.
What's even more interesting is that he says rather than considering a film in similar style to Chronicles of Riddick, they'd think of something more akin to Pitch Black.
That's great news because the original Riddick film Pitch Black is miles better than The Chronicles of Riddick in terms of character and storyline. Sure Chronicles had the big sets and the huge effects, but for me it had totally lost sight of who and what Riddick was all about.
Pitch Black captured the character perfectly and the relationships with the other characters was very well done, the hatred for the cop, the disregard for the other humans, but the growing affection for the woman who cared for the others, something that he himself began to respect.
However in the sequel the character was more of a buddy to everyone and lost that edge. He was more of a standard hero, and that didn't work as well with me.
"Okay, okay, now on to the really important stuff like "What the f**k is happening with RIDDICK?" Yes, I get your emails demanding another movie; yes, I keep bumping into you guys in airports and at conventions and I take your pleas to heart. All I can say now is "We're talking about it." The DVD numbers were really good - we know that, and some potential financiers know that. But if another movie surfaces, it probably won't be a Universal movie and probably will be an independent movie. Which means we'll have to make it for substantially less than the last installment. But that's okay. PITCH BLACK was $22 million all in. Maybe it's time to go back to our roots - as we go on to The UnderVerse."
So they are in talks. Well Vin Diesel has always said that they had originally planned a trilogy for the character but that the second film not doing so well in the cinema meant that there wasn't the opportunity.
However if it's done so well on DVD and Vin Diesel and Twohy are keen, perhaps we could see another Riddick film, and if they really are looking to make it more Pitch Black than Chronicles then I really am impressed.