Vin Diesel and David Twohy recently discussed a third film in The Chronicles of Riddick frachise, following the events in Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. At first I didn’t like The Chronicles of Riddick but then I saw The Chronicles of Riddick: Director’s Cut and found a new appreciation for the film. They cut out many scenes that should have been in the film, much like Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, especially the violence.
The synopsis of the third Richard B. Riddick film:
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
So what happened to the army Riddick earned at the end of The Chronicles of Riddick? I really hope they don’t drop that whole storyline but it seems they have. Apparently the third film will have a smaller budget than The Chronicles of Riddick. That was a no-brainer. The Chronicles of Riddick underperformed. Producers sacrificed some cool story elements for the PG-13 rating and who wasn’t disappointed that Rhiana Griffith didn’t repise her role as Jack? Bad choices. A few key moments from The Chronicles of Riddick: Director’s Cut: the cage scene with Jack at the beginning of the film, gun blast to the soldier’s stomach while held up by the throat, “the all back of the bus and sh*t” line, etc. The good news with the new film is that it will be an R-rated movie. With the smaller budget Twohy and Diesel have more control over the content of the script. Both (via Facebook) had this to say about the film:
“It’s going to be a lot like Pitch Black because of the money involved. We want to maintain our R-rating, at any cost.” said Twohy.
“We’re committed to going R.” agreed Diesel.
“We’re gonna be lean and we’re going to go quick and it’s going to be a cool movie, I can tell you that,” Twohy added. “We do have seduction. In this movie we do have seduction.”
What do you think of the new direction of the third The Chronicles of Riddick film?