Four years after The Chronicles of Riddick, details about a new Riddick movie are finally coming out.
In an interview, Vin Diesel revealed that the possibility of getting two sequels to Riddick is there. He said that David Twohy is already writing the script for the two movies and they are considering doing the Lord of The Rings route and filming both at the same time.
Of course, that’s a method of actually saving up on funds. The possibility of getting the sequels done had been quite low because TCoR was not well received and only made $115 million out of a $100 million budget. I love the two Riddick movies though and I really hope that the other two sequels will be made.
He now thinks there will be two.
“David Twowy right now is writing the scripts. The only question is whether we take a page from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ guys and try to shoot the two chapters at the same time. There are two more in mind,” he said of Riddick, the Furyan warrior first introduced in the 2000 film “Pitch Black.” “‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ was presented as a three part trilogy that would answer ‘Pitch Black’ in the same way that ‘Lord of the Rings’ answered ‘The Hobbit.’”
Those are lofty goals indeed for a movie that was very poorly received when it opened in 2004, and had a mediocre performance at the domestic box-office (where it made just $57 million). Diesel, though, is undaunted, insisting that the long space between sequels has nothing to do with convincing others to get on board, and everything to do with wanting to get it right. (To be fair, “Riddick” performed well overseas, and also spawned a best-selling video game which many considered to be better than the movie.)
“Everyone knows I love the Riddick character and I’m always working on it,” Diesel asserted. “It just takes five years to make another one because David Twohy and I are so precious about it.”