While David Twohy is in post-production on Riddick, the third film in the Pitch Black franchise, franchise star Vin Diesel is already talking more sequels.
Taking to his personal Facebook, where most of the news breaks have occurred, Diesel explains: “I think they [Universal] are liking what they are seeing… haha, cause they asked when both Underverse and Furya would be ready to make and release… haha… now that’s a ways in the future but it is exciting.” Haha. “Furya” refers to the Riddick character’s home world, while “Underverse” is the “promised land” to the Necromongers.
He also adds that, while he was hoping for a release this year, the studio said the earliest they could release the new Riddick is in January. “But, it’s on the horizon,” he teases. Haha.
In Riddick, starring Diesel, Karl Urban, Nolan Funk, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson, “The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.“