Twohy Says Pitch Black 3 is Possible

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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  • Kmudz

    No matter what you do, the next Riddick movie will most certainly take off after the end of the 2nd movie with Riddick being the new Lord Marshall.

    The director has said it himself already. The next film will show how Shirah (some kind of Furyan spirit guide that talks to Riddick in his dreams and through visions) manipulated Riddick into taking over the Necromongers as revenge for all of Furya.

    Shirah might have had something to do with his eyes also, it’s unclear. In the video games and animated movie it’s a “gift” and it might not have been surgery at all.

    The next movie will definitely go into the eyes and Shirha, Riddicks Furyan Spirit Guide. She helped him become stronger and attain his dormant Furyan abilities like the “Wrath of Furya” attack.

    Her goals after he becomes Lord Marshall are unknown and that will be what the next movie is about, if everything goes as planned, from David Twohy’s mouth.

  • Kmudz

    No matter what you do, the next Riddick movie will most certainly take off after the end of the 2nd movie with Riddick being the new Lord Marshall.

    The director has said it himself already. The next film will show how Shirah (some kind of Furyan spirit guide that talks to Riddick in his dreams and through visions) manipulated Riddick into taking over the Necromongers as revenge for all of Furya.

    Shirah might have had something to do with his eyes also, it’s unclear. In the video games and animated movie it’s a “gift” and it might not have been surgery at all.

    The next movie will definitely go into the eyes and Shirha, Riddicks Furyan Spirit Guide. She helped him become stronger and attain his dormant Furyan abilities like the “Wrath of Furya” attack.

    Her goals after he becomes Lord Marshall are unknown and that will be what the next movie is about, if everything goes as planned, from David Twohy’s mouth.

    • Kmudz

      There is a 4th movie being talked about also, that one will most likely have more to do with the original “Pitch Black”, but the 3rd one will most certainly take off after the 2nd film and incorporate Shirha’s workings.

    • Kmudz

      There is a 4th movie being talked about also, that one will most likely have more to do with the original “Pitch Black”, but the 3rd one will most certainly take off after the 2nd film and incorporate Shirha’s workings.

  • Kmudz

    No matter what you do, the next Riddick movie will most certainly take off after the end of the 2nd movie with Riddick being the new Lord Marshall.

    The director has said it himself already. The next film will show how Shirah (some kind of Furyan spirit guide that talks to Riddick in his dreams and through visions) manipulated Riddick into taking over the Necromongers as revenge for all of Furya.

    Shirah might have had something to do with his eyes also, it’s unclear. In the video games and animated movie it’s a “gift” and it might not have been surgery at all.

    The next movie will definitely go into the eyes and Shirha, Riddicks Furyan Spirit Guide. She helped him become stronger and attain his dormant Furyan abilities like the “Wrath of Furya” attack.

    Her goals after he becomes Lord Marshall are unknown and that will be what the next movie is about, if everything goes as planned, from David Twohy’s mouth.

    • Kmudz

      There is a 4th movie being talked about also, that one will most likely have more to do with the original “Pitch Black”, but the 3rd one will most certainly take off after the 2nd film and incorporate Shirha’s workings.

  • Terry Jenkins

    Pitch Black was based off of the dark planet, where it grows dark for months + at a time. Riddick just happened to have the ability to see in the dark. When we move forward to part 2, The movie sidesteps on what made the first Pitch Black unique.

    I believe you can go in many directions with this story, but there are many unanswered questions that were left on that dark planet.

    What were the scientist looking for? Why didn’t people realize the scientist were missing?
    Is Captain Fry really dead?

    This movie can be done very similar to the very successful sequel of Aliens.

    Vin Diesel needs to ignite his career again with a good action movie.

    Terry

  • Terry Jenkins

    Pitch Black was based off of the dark planet, where it grows dark for months + at a time. Riddick just happened to have the ability to see in the dark. When we move forward to part 2, The movie sidesteps on what made the first Pitch Black unique.

    I believe you can go in many directions with this story, but there are many unanswered questions that were left on that dark planet.

    What were the scientist looking for? Why didn’t people realize the scientist were missing?
    Is Captain Fry really dead?

    This movie can be done very similar to the very successful sequel of Aliens.

    Vin Diesel needs to ignite his career again with a good action movie.

    Terry

  • Terry Jenkins

    Pitch Black was based off of the dark planet, where it grows dark for months + at a time. Riddick just happened to have the ability to see in the dark. When we move forward to part 2, The movie sidesteps on what made the first Pitch Black unique.

    I believe you can go in many directions with this story, but there are many unanswered questions that were left on that dark planet.

    What were the scientist looking for? Why didn’t people realize the scientist were missing?
    Is Captain Fry really dead?

    This movie can be done very similar to the very successful sequel of Aliens.

    Vin Diesel needs to ignite his career again with a good action movie.

    Terry

  • bklyngirl

    I enjoyed Pitch Black. I'm for the third movie, and I'm glad Vin Diesel is in it.
    I hope somehow Fry returns for this, where she is alive and held captive and Riddick is recruited to rescue. Riddick fights against the dark forces.
    And Riddick and Fry's romantic tension is also part of the plot.

  • bklyngirl

    I enjoyed Pitch Black. I'm for the third movie, and I'm glad Vin Diesel is in it.
    I hope somehow Fry returns for this, where she is alive and held captive and Riddick is recruited to rescue. Riddick fights against the dark forces.
    And Riddick and Fry's romantic tension is also part of the plot.

  • leticia

    i like riddick and i want the 3rd movie,

  • Cmorton67

    what made the movie Alien series was the threat of the Aliens popping up. What helped make Pitch Black was the continuous threat of the different alien monsters on the planet and their inter play with the crew. Why mess with a successful theme. Do what made is a big hit