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Riddick sequel gains plot

ChroniclesofRiddick.jpgWell, when I say plot I actually mean opening scene, but the idea of the opening scene gives you, or certainly me, a hell of a lot of hope for the third The Chronicles of Riddick, and it comes from the mouth of Vin Diesel himself.

Of course he'll have read the script, and we know he has his hand in the Riddick stories quite a bit, so I'm hopeful that David Twohy is going to write us something more aking to Pitch Black than The Chronicles of Riddick.

Vin Diesel already revealed that they are working on the third in the Riddick series, and he's revealed even more. Speaking about the film during the press conference about the new Riddick videogame Assault on Dark Athena (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com ), he said:

“We're going to find Riddick alone for the first part of the movie, barely alive, surrounded by carnivorous monsters who are trying to eat him...So you'll see a futuristic Rambo-esque Riddick trying to survive.”

Brilliant, and if that wasn't enough to convince you that they're going to do justice to Riddick and the excellent Pitch Black, Diesel addresses that issue himself at the press conference through SciFi Wire and Io9:

“David Twohy is scripting the next installment of Riddick as we speak, and it's underway. The story will return to a Pitch Black [sensibility] while servicing the mythology that's been enhanced in Chronicles of Riddick.”

Man that's good news, you have to agree. It's far better that they're going back to the Pitch Black feel than the over complicated and diluted down version in The Chronicles of Riddick. Don't you agree?



Good news for me. I actually don't mind the Riddick films, even if I don't really rate Diesal as much of an actor.

As the only human alive who thought 'The Chronicles of Riddick' was much better than 'Pitch Black', I find this news depressing. I want to see the huge, Riddick at the head of a mighty army, movie. With overtones of Caligula and massive space orgies of sex and blood.

I don't wanna see Riddick just clunking some daft CG munster again.

I agree with Mark S. - If they are not going to continue the movie sequence, publish a book giving closure to the Necromongers colliding with the Underverse, and Dame Vaako plotting behind the scenes...

Comparing Pitch Black with Chronicles I think is like comparing Alien to Aliens. They're very different movies that just happen to have the same character. I liked both for different reasons and I'm just hoping they don't do an "Alien3" on the next Riddick movie.

Yes but comparisons are not only likely, they are inevitable. 'Aliens' after all featured the same actress, the same creature and the same title 'Alien' with an 's' on the end. One is a sequel to the other, it invites comparison.

What I don't want to see is a credit crunch straight to DVD version of Riddick after enjoying the budget gobbling lushness of 'Chronicles'.

I wanna see what Bob said.

Alien to Aliens was far from the complete disconnect that Pitch Black was to Chronicles. Sure we have a couple of characters in both, but the whole film is totally changed, and my biggest issue with that is the character of Riddick is significantly different to the one we saw on Pitch Black.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want to see another sequel where he's on a planet surrounded by creatures by himself, I think they had some interesting concepts going in Chronicles, but they did not have that powerful and strong character that they did in the first. The character that is fighting to not care for others, who doesn't care for most human life, and is indeed a predator himself.

Maybe all those years on a cold icy planet, mellowed him?

Some years had past between pitch black and chronicles and I like to think that Riddick's character became more compassionate due to one person "jack." The death of Jack a.k.a Kara in chronicles could see Riddck's character returning to the more animalistic one we know and love from pitch. Both Pitch balck and riddick are dark movies and this should be maintained or even amplified. It's not in Riddick's nature to lead an army as he doesn't give enough of a f*ck and isn't in the slightest bit power hungry. He just wants to be left alone. He's motivated by revenge and the need to survive, not greed.


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