Twohy Says Pitch Black 3 is Possible

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So sue me. I’m a fan of the “Pitch Black” franchise, and I even enjoyed “The Chronicles of Riddick” despite all of its faults. And yes, there were many of them. It was too big, too clunky, too much of everything and not enough of the one thing that made “Pitch Black” great to begin with — Riddick against the world. Instead, we got space invasions, Elementals, and bloody hell, Dame Judi Dench???? Now the franchise’s director, David Twohy, has offered fans of the series some news regarding the third installment of the further adventures of everyone’s favorite night-vision convict via his official site. In short: Yes, they’re talking about making a third movie, but if it happens, it’ll be on a “Pitch Black” budget ($22 million) and not a “Chronicles of Riddick” budget (way too much).

Here are Twohy’s exact words (via):

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.

David, my friend, this is a blessing in disguise. The only thing wrong with “Chronicles of Riddick” was the big ass budget they gave you. You went nuts with it; you did crazy stuff that had nothing to do with Riddick the character. The only part of “Chronicles” that was the “Riddick” we love was the prison planet sequence!

Don’t get me wrong. I still liked “Chronicles of Riddick”, but then again, you give me space invasions and ray guns and I’ll probably love it, so that’s not saying much.

So a lower budget will do wonders for this movie. If I was Twohy, I would jettison the whole UnderVerse thing completely. I don’t know why Twohy is still clinging to it. It was just so stupid to begin with. Go back to Riddick’s roots. Put him back in The Slam and take it from there.

Twohy Says Pitch Black 3 is Possible

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  • steve oakes

    I thought pitch black and the chronicles of riddick were the best movies ever made no one could have played riddick better than van diesel he made riddick what he was ment to be i really hope they make a number 3 it would be great if they did it from the start showing people how he got his eyes that way and how he escaped from butcher bay….

    • http://All-Notions.com/ Billy

      Yeah that would be pretty cool, make it a prequel to Pitch Black. There were several questions Pitch Black had that wern’t exactly answered, the eyes was the biggest for sure!

      I also think one taking off where he killed the necromancer and became leader would be interesting. It could go in a couple directions:

      1. He could run with the role being leader, see where that takes him.

      2. Maybe he don’t stay with them, and goes back to his home place or something.

      Either way I think it could work out, for a smaller budget I think either a prequel or the 2nd idea is probably best. I don’t know why they waited so long to make another one! I hope they do..

  • steve oakes

    I thought pitch black and the chronicles of riddick were the best movies ever made no one could have played riddick better than van diesel he made riddick what he was ment to be i really hope they make a number 3 it would be great if they did it from the start showing people how he got his eyes that way and how he escaped from butcher bay….

    • http://All-Notions.com Billy

      Yeah that would be pretty cool, make it a prequel to Pitch Black. There were several questions Pitch Black had that wern’t exactly answered, the eyes was the biggest for sure!

      I also think one taking off where he killed the necromancer and became leader would be interesting. It could go in a couple directions:

      1. He could run with the role being leader, see where that takes him.

      2. Maybe he don’t stay with them, and goes back to his home place or something.

      Either way I think it could work out, for a smaller budget I think either a prequel or the 2nd idea is probably best. I don’t know why they waited so long to make another one! I hope they do..

  • William P. Martin jr.

    I was discussing Pitch black and the Cronicles with my wife last night and I told her How I love original movies. Who ever is the brains behind production needs to hurry it up, Vin diesel not getting any younger. Here is an idea start at the beginning briefly show us how he became the bad ass mother known ass riddick. Put us the viewers in the slam with him. You opened up a can a worms with part 2, so you have to redeem yourself. Is riddick and his race a special breed, thats why they were killed. Does he want to know who he is? what he is? From a young writer point of view, start from the begining and climax at the end of part 2 explain all unaswered questions then close. email me if this gets into the right hands.

  • William P. Martin jr.

    I was discussing Pitch black and the Cronicles with my wife last night and I told her How I love original movies. Who ever is the brains behind production needs to hurry it up, Vin diesel not getting any younger. Here is an idea start at the beginning briefly show us how he became the bad ass mother known ass riddick. Put us the viewers in the slam with him. You opened up a can a worms with part 2, so you have to redeem yourself. Is riddick and his race a special breed, thats why they were killed. Does he want to know who he is? what he is? From a young writer point of view, start from the begining and climax at the end of part 2 explain all unaswered questions then close. email me if this gets into the right hands.

  • David

    I have to say that I agree, the cronicles of riddick wasn’t as explanitory on who Riddick is or was as I expected. However the movie still was impecable! (sorry if misspelled)
    I think it should continue from where cronicles left off because of the intresting theme/plot.
    As for being in the slam with Riddick, well that should more so be an opening. Also should be when and where he gets his eyes. If even considered. Riddick is about the space aged b.s. Always has been. It’s part of what makes him, him. As in what he’s had to overcome etc.
    As for the other responses. I see no resone to explain butcher bay, every other day on the dog run. It is evident that is was an easy escape.
    And of course Furions are a special breed so to speek. They were the cause of Chronicals of Riddick!
    As for the writer of the article, I apologize but the entire Cronicles of Riddick was enjoyable. To say we only loved the prison sequence was is way off base. Kicking ass without taking names, taking over an entire race, now that was impressive. I mean come on! This is Riddick we are talking about here.
    We learned a lot about him short of how he got his eyes. And even that was most likely on 1 of the 2 Creamatoriums we didn’t see. And to take his accomplishment away from him, the taking over the Lord Marshalls place, is assanine. Though it would be hard to keep that a low budget film.
    I will say short of a few fight seen flaws; I don’t understand how the Purifier, a Furion, lived threw the demise of Furia?

  • David

    I have to say that I agree, the cronicles of riddick wasn’t as explanitory on who Riddick is or was as I expected. However the movie still was impecable! (sorry if misspelled)
    I think it should continue from where cronicles left off because of the intresting theme/plot.
    As for being in the slam with Riddick, well that should more so be an opening. Also should be when and where he gets his eyes. If even considered. Riddick is about the space aged b.s. Always has been. It’s part of what makes him, him. As in what he’s had to overcome etc.
    As for the other responses. I see no resone to explain butcher bay, every other day on the dog run. It is evident that is was an easy escape.
    And of course Furions are a special breed so to speek. They were the cause of Chronicals of Riddick!
    As for the writer of the article, I apologize but the entire Cronicles of Riddick was enjoyable. To say we only loved the prison sequence was is way off base. Kicking ass without taking names, taking over an entire race, now that was impressive. I mean come on! This is Riddick we are talking about here.
    We learned a lot about him short of how he got his eyes. And even that was most likely on 1 of the 2 Creamatoriums we didn’t see. And to take his accomplishment away from him, the taking over the Lord Marshalls place, is assanine. Though it would be hard to keep that a low budget film.
    I will say short of a few fight seen flaws; I don’t understand how the Purifier, a Furion, lived threw the demise of Furia?

  • David

    I have to say that I agree, the cronicles of riddick wasn’t as explanitory on who Riddick is or was as I expected. However the movie still was impecable! (sorry if misspelled)
    I think it should continue from where cronicles left off because of the intresting theme/plot.
    As for being in the slam with Riddick, well that should more so be an opening. Also should be when and where he gets his eyes. If even considered. Riddick is about the space aged b.s. Always has been. It’s part of what makes him, him. As in what he’s had to overcome etc.
    As for the other responses. I see no resone to explain butcher bay, every other day on the dog run. It is evident that is was an easy escape.
    And of course Furions are a special breed so to speek. They were the cause of Chronicals of Riddick!
    As for the writer of the article, I apologize but the entire Cronicles of Riddick was enjoyable. To say we only loved the prison sequence was is way off base. Kicking ass without taking names, taking over an entire race, now that was impressive. I mean come on! This is Riddick we are talking about here.
    We learned a lot about him short of how he got his eyes. And even that was most likely on 1 of the 2 Creamatoriums we didn’t see. And to take his accomplishment away from him, the taking over the Lord Marshalls place, is assanine. Though it would be hard to keep that a low budget film.
    I will say short of a few fight seen flaws; I don’t understand how the Purifier, a Furion, lived threw the demise of Furia?

  • Terry L. Jenkins

    If you want to build Pitch Black 3 into a huge motion movie picture you need to go back to the black rock again.

    Pitch Black reminds me a lot of the Terminator. The Terminator was considered a bomb at the box office with a low $22 million dollars take.

    But we all know people began to know the movie with HBO, movie rentals etc and where is that series today?

    Pitch Black is one of my favorite sci-fi’s but it lost my interest with the sequel. Why? It had nothing to do with the original Pitch Black.

    We need to have a story written for Pitch Black 3 where they force Riddick to go back to the black rock to help the military to relocate and retrieve items left behind by the original scientist, and then in the mean time get caught between daylight and darkness and their very own survival.

    Kinda like Aliens, but can change up the story somewhat.

    Be nice to find out that captain Fry (Radha Mitchell) Somehow got away from the creatures and managed to stay alive for a rescue?

    Be great to see her character not dead after all.

    Pitch Black 3 (Return to the Black Rock) would score unbelievable numbers if they brought the movie back down to the right planet.

    Terry L. Jenkins

    • Kylie-Kockelkoren

      I Love your idea’s of the riddick, if we really want to pull this off we’ve got to stick our heads together and write some small details we would love to see in riddick, or which we can imagine in the hopefully new coming riddick!!

    • Kylie-Kockelkoren

      I Love your idea’s of the riddick, if we really want to pull this off we’ve got to stick our heads together and write some small details we would love to see in riddick, or which we can imagine in the hopefully new coming riddick!!

  • Terry L. Jenkins

    If you want to build Pitch Black 3 into a huge motion movie picture you need to go back to the black rock again.

    Pitch Black reminds me a lot of the Terminator. The Terminator was considered a bomb at the box office with a low $22 million dollars take.

    But we all know people began to know the movie with HBO, movie rentals etc and where is that series today?

    Pitch Black is one of my favorite sci-fi’s but it lost my interest with the sequel. Why? It had nothing to do with the original Pitch Black.

    We need to have a story written for Pitch Black 3 where they force Riddick to go back to the black rock to help the military to relocate and retrieve items left behind by the original scientist, and then in the mean time get caught between daylight and darkness and their very own survival.

    Kinda like Aliens, but can change up the story somewhat.

    Be nice to find out that captain Fry (Radha Mitchell) Somehow got away from the creatures and managed to stay alive for a rescue?

    Be great to see her character not dead after all.

    Pitch Black 3 (Return to the Black Rock) would score unbelievable numbers if they brought the movie back down to the right planet.

    Terry L. Jenkins

    • Kylie-Kockelkoren

      I Love your idea’s of the riddick, if we really want to pull this off we’ve got to stick our heads together and write some small details we would love to see in riddick, or which we can imagine in the hopefully new coming riddick!!

  • Kylie-Kockelkoren

    I’d really love the idea of having a pitch black 3!

    It’s weird tough, the obsession with riddick came to me probably by the eyes of Vin Diesel, it just caught me, and even weirder,
    I never knew Pitch Black, I though, The Chronicles of Riddick was the first and last movie of riddick, but then I saw Pitch black on the telly yesterday and I was amazed, to keep things short, I would love to do everything it takes to let Twohy make another Riddick story,.. And ofcourse Diesel in his old character Richard B. Riddick.

    I’d also love it if Fry came back, I had the idea that Riddick fell for her,.. Little romance never hurts anyone does it? XD

    There for, what can we (the fans of Riddick) do to get a good story, I’d even consider writing pieces, which would be great in the movie, so that the directors & crew can make it another master piece.

    Think about it,

    Kylie Kockelkoren