Vin Diesel Talks Riddick Sequel Again

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If Vin Diesel and writer/director David Twohy have their way, they’re definitely making a third “Riddick” movie. Of course, that’s a pretty big “if”, given that the second, very expensive movie flopped harder than something that flops really hard. But Diesel isn’t deterred, and neither is Twohy. Today, Diesel wrote this about the upcoming sequel (which is probably just going by the title “Riddick” at the moment, though that can (and will probably) change later on) via his Facebook page:

So the director of Riddick, my partner on COR since the beginning, DT… has a new challenge in store. He wants me to have 3 different body looks for this next chapter…

There is the DiNorscio type, the Dom type, and the lean Furyan type… but all in the same movie, haha…

When it comes to art, we all like a challenge.

He added this image, which may be official concept art from the movie, or just something a fan made and he posted. Either/or, here it is:

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  • The Strongest There Is

    Cant wait! I actually spoke with David Twohy over email. A really nice guy, who is very hopeful about the sequels (they want to make two). He couldn’t really give much away about what he’s working on but I felt blessed to be able to shoot the shit with him and throw a couple of my ideas his way. I hope it does get made. Did the second one really flop? Or did it just not make the blockbuster bucks they were hoping. Either way, Now that Diesel is in the producing game. They dont really need to deal with too many outsiders to get it done. I can’t wait.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    It flopped, alright. Estimated $105 million production budget and it made around $115 million worldwide. As a rule of thumb, a major Hollywood studio film needs to make at least double its production budget to just break even.

  • The Strongest There Is

    Yeah, i would say its a flop. damn man you had that stat on hand lol!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Boxofficemojo gets all the credit. Though I’ve always known it was a flop because I really liked it when it opened in 2004 and followed its box office pretty closely even then.

  • Robert

    both movies and the animated were(in my opinion) awesome, why did the second do so bad?

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Personally flop or not I liked “CoR” for NOT trying to be “Pitch Black 2.” It was ambitious and a risk, and in the end I think it paid off for the universe. I always liked DT’s analogy that this was kind of like the “Darker” Star wars universe. I don’t think the story was fleshed out enough and he tried to do too much, but it was a ood introduction into the full universe of Riddick. The animated film and the games also help flesh it out. I think he needs to find his balance between dark and gritty sci-fi thats in “Pitch Black” and the games, and the fantasy sci-fi in “CoR.”

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Ironically, I think “COR” would have been a better “Riddick 3″. There should have been more of a stepping stone movie between “Pitch Black” and “COR”. It never really felt like the same universe to be. I mean, they went from miners trapped on a planet to giant, planet-invading Intergalactic army. There really should have been a film that led to “COR”. I think overall, though, it felt like too much, too fast.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        I agree 100%! I think they attempted to with the animated film but it wasnt enough. I think that a lead in film where we followed Riddick being chased through part of the galaxy or whatever would have been better, and lead into him stumbling across the Necromonger army and such.

  • ulik

    You guys hit the nail on the head. “COR” was too much of a big jump from “Pitch Black”. At the end of “COR” Riddick is sitting on the throne and all that,that should have been for the 3rd movie. Pitch and COR were different in style though. Pitch Black was a sci-fi “horror” movie and COR was a sci-fi action movie which might have been what hurt the movie because of the difference in style and what people were or were not expecting to see.

  • Ra

    you guys are good and thats saying much after the third imean second movie there should have been another. bu the idea of another pitch black is great there needs to be more darkness and creatures that scares the sith out of ya and of course a female to right besides riddick i mean i worked on story arces for a year and two to much to type you know but cant waite yo see this movie.

  • Tomandjeryy

    so there’s still no release date for this? 2011 seems doubtful and I bet its not even in production officially even though Diesel says it is. He has no film career left. Why would he say there’s not being made if he has a chance to get back in the public limelight?