Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Looks like we'll be getting another "Riddick" movie in the near future...
Vin Diesel is going back to the future to topline and produce a third chapter in the "Chronicles of Riddick" franchise, called "Riddick".
Plot details are being kept under wraps. But insiders say the third outing will hew closer in tone to the cult hit "Pitch Black" and will focus on the character of Riddick as opposed to the universe he inhabits, which was the case with the critically panned "Chronicles of Riddick." Still, "Chronicles of Riddick" earned $116 million worldwide and spawned a successful vidgame series.
I really liked "Pitch Black" and, although the sequel wasn't as good as the first, it did look great and featured Dame Judi Dench...so there's that.
"Starring Vin Diesel and Judi Dench" is not the kind of star-power promo that happens twice in one lifetime.
However, I do enjoy Vin and all his Dieselness...so, of course, I'll be there opening weekend.
Who knows which Sir (Patrick Stewart) or Dame (Ian McKellan) might show up in this sequel?
I can't wait to find out...