Bloody-Disgusting is on top of their game this morning as we not only got Milla Jovovich to break the news that she will be toplining Resident Evil 4: Afterlife, but we also got David Twohy to spill the beans on his newly planned R-rated spin-off to Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, along with details on the Ridley Scott produced supernatural thriller Crying Havoc. Read on for the skinny and check out A Perfect Getaway in theaters August 7th.
During an exclusive interview with Bloody-Disgusting this morning, David Twohy confirmed that he and Vin Diesel are indeed discussing a RIDDICK sequel and they are hoping to find a way to return to the R-rated origins of the series. “I’ve sketched out two ideas for continuing RIDDICK, one of which Vin and I have settled in on,” Twohy tells BD. “At the studio level, it would have to be a PG-13 movie again and we don’t want to do that again. We want an R, so we are looking at the possibility of setting it up as an independent movie and selling it territory by territory and thereby keeping an ownership stake in the movie. But we’re trying to see what that would yield in this unsafe market…”
“So we’re trying to figure out what that number is and if we can make the movie that we want to make for that number. It’s a complicated formula.”
If the stars should align just right financially for a RIDDICK sequel, Twohy says he’d be up for going into production as early as 2010. “It could be my next movie. I know Vin’s going to slide in XXX first. He’s doing a sequel to that the first of the year. So the soonest we could launch would be sometime next year.”
Twohy has also finished another script for a thriller that could go next. “[My next movie] could be a supernatural thriller called CRYING HAVOC that Ridley Scott would produce and I would direct. It’s about an FBI agent who uses technology to track a spy across the world only to learn that the spy is more of a demon than a man. That chase leads our FBI agent into the lower circles of hell, at least psychologically speaking. I think it’s a very cool supernatural thriller with a lot of great visuals to it. That’s already written and that could pop next. Ridley has been shepherding that project along.”
Either way, RIDDICK remains close to Twohy’s heart. He encouraged by the fan enthusiasm for the project and hopes he gets the chance to continue that series soon. “I get a lot of e-mail about RIDDICK,” says Twohy. “I think there’s an audience for it, but you never know. I’ve probably gotten two thousand e-mails on it, but if only two thousand people show up at the theater, you know? But we think about it, we think about it a lot.”
We’ll have more from Twohy on his latest thriller, A PERFECT GETAWAY, next week.