Riddick sequel gains plot
Well, 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?