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12.03.2009
If you're anything like me, then you definitely find lots to enjoy in the Vin Diesel/David Twohy RIDDICK films. They're pulpy and old-fashioned and they have a certain charm to them. I'm especially fond of the video game "Escape from Butcher Bay" they spawned. So if you're a fan, and you've been waiting for any little bit of news on another sequel... well, here's a little bit of news!

Per Vin Diesel's Facebook Fan Page: "The Riddick team is in New Zealand location scouting already... that's exciting."

Just a couple of of status updates below that, Diesel mentions that Twohy has already completed the script for the film. Progress!

But though there appears to be some forward movement on the sci-fi sequel, I wouldn't expect anything official until Universal actually greenlights the thing and tosses these guys some money, neither of which have actually happened yet.
Extra Tidbit: Before anything else, I just wanna say hey to everyone reading this. I'm the new guy here. JoBlo found me drunk in a ditch, Mike Sampson poked me with a stick, and once they got done chiefing me, they finally took mercy on my soul and now here I am, sober-ish, writing about Vin Diesel, and gettin' paid. Viva life! So bear with me as I get used to these new surroundings, and I hope ya'll will enjoy the morsels of news I'll be tossing your way.

SO... much as I like these films, I think it would be nice if Diesel tried to move away from his go-to franchises. Maybe he can't? Doesn't want to? How do you guys feel?
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8:05AM on 12/05/2009

welcome to joblo!

Yea I don't know if he's capable of moving away from his go to films, but I liked Riddick and Fast and Furious was pretty good. It would be nice to see a new direction though. I guess it just takes the right director and film. Look at Robert Downey if you don't believe me.
Yea I don't know if he's capable of moving away from his go to films, but I liked Riddick and Fast and Furious was pretty good. It would be nice to see a new direction though. I guess it just takes the right director and film. Look at Robert Downey if you don't believe me.
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8:42PM on 12/04/2009
i think he should stay with his 'go-to' franchises. everything else he's been in sucks
i think he should stay with his 'go-to' franchises. everything else he's been in sucks
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5:20PM on 12/04/2009

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Best Ever!!!!!!!
Best Ever!!!!!!!
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8:14PM on 12/03/2009

love Riddick

Pitch Black and Chronicles are utterly different, but I love them both. I think Riddick should travel all over the galaxy getting into all sorts of shenanigans, with each movie feeling different to the last.
Pitch Black and Chronicles are utterly different, but I love them both. I think Riddick should travel all over the galaxy getting into all sorts of shenanigans, with each movie feeling different to the last.
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5:50PM on 12/03/2009
I'm all for more Riddick, ESPECIALLY more live action. I feel that Vin has always been needlessly picked on by nerds on the Internet, and Riddick is one of the last remaining old-school badass type characters. The mythos rocks, the character rocks, and the world rocks. Bring it on!
I'm all for more Riddick, ESPECIALLY more live action. I feel that Vin has always been needlessly picked on by nerds on the Internet, and Riddick is one of the last remaining old-school badass type characters. The mythos rocks, the character rocks, and the world rocks. Bring it on!
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3:37PM on 12/03/2009
I saw Pitch Black in the theater with my friend in it's second week of release and we were the only ones in the theater. We waited for the credits to roll so we could find out what the buff badass future action hero's name was.

Pitch Black = fantastic. Riddick = mediocrity sprinkled with parts of pure awesome. I'll take more Riddick please.
I saw Pitch Black in the theater with my friend in it's second week of release and we were the only ones in the theater. We waited for the credits to roll so we could find out what the buff badass future action hero's name was.

Pitch Black = fantastic. Riddick = mediocrity sprinkled with parts of pure awesome. I'll take more Riddick please.
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3:16PM on 12/03/2009

Pitch Black

...was really solid. More of a cult following though as most of the people I talked to that liked CoR had no idea it was sequel lol. This could be good no doubt!
...was really solid. More of a cult following though as most of the people I talked to that liked CoR had no idea it was sequel lol. This could be good no doubt!
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1:43PM on 12/03/2009
RIIIIDDIIIICK!!!
RIIIIDDIIIICK!!!
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1:18PM on 12/03/2009
He was rocking then he made the weird comedy "Find me guilty" and the family friendly "The Pacifier" and IMO it fell apart. Hopefully this is a return to form.
He was rocking then he made the weird comedy "Find me guilty" and the family friendly "The Pacifier" and IMO it fell apart. Hopefully this is a return to form.
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1:10PM on 12/03/2009

Welcome!

I wondered why I hadn't seen your name before. Very nice.

As long as the movie is more like Pitch Black and less like Chronicles, I'm game. Because that movie ruined everything for me.
I wondered why I hadn't seen your name before. Very nice.

As long as the movie is more like Pitch Black and less like Chronicles, I'm game. Because that movie ruined everything for me.
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1:05PM on 12/03/2009

Welcome

Welcome George. Good luck getting use to the antics!

This could be good, so why not?
Welcome George. Good luck getting use to the antics!

This could be good, so why not?
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12:29PM on 12/03/2009
the only go to franchis is fast and furious. i think riddick is a trilogy that needs to be completed or even continued. the more times i see the two movies the more i like them, and yeah the game is a CLASSIC. nobody ever would have thought a movie based game could be so revolutionary.
the only go to franchis is fast and furious. i think riddick is a trilogy that needs to be completed or even continued. the more times i see the two movies the more i like them, and yeah the game is a CLASSIC. nobody ever would have thought a movie based game could be so revolutionary.
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12:11PM on 12/03/2009

I'm a Vin fan, so sue me!

The only thing that sucks is Vin was on the fast track to a few franchises and then disappeared. It's a shame because I dig him as an actor, but was initially turned on to him by Riddick because it was a time when we were looking for the return of the muscle bound action hero. The dude's got some range too so there's no reason why he can't go back and forth between the two genres. Maybe all the money he made early on made him lazy or he's having too much fun shacking up with European
The only thing that sucks is Vin was on the fast track to a few franchises and then disappeared. It's a shame because I dig him as an actor, but was initially turned on to him by Riddick because it was a time when we were looking for the return of the muscle bound action hero. The dude's got some range too so there's no reason why he can't go back and forth between the two genres. Maybe all the money he made early on made him lazy or he's having too much fun shacking up with European supermodels. As a fan though, the sooner he gets to pumping out flicks his fans want to see I'll be there.
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10:45AM on 12/03/2009
if he went back to make another shitty fast and furious, which i'm still surpirsed it made that much money, he should do another riddick movie. Drop "The" from the title The Chronicles of Riddick like they did with Fast and Furious, box office gold
if he went back to make another shitty fast and furious, which i'm still surpirsed it made that much money, he should do another riddick movie. Drop "The" from the title The Chronicles of Riddick like they did with Fast and Furious, box office gold
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10:11AM on 12/03/2009
Get on it with it already!
Get on it with it already!
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9:41AM on 12/03/2009

"Welcome welcome welcome..."

If they do a return to form like Pitch Black, I'd totally be down...
If they do a return to form like Pitch Black, I'd totally be down...
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9:33AM on 12/03/2009
Welcome George! And hopefully I can say "welcome back, Riddick" soon. I love the Riddick movies and both video games. Hopefully this gets made.
Welcome George! And hopefully I can say "welcome back, Riddick" soon. I love the Riddick movies and both video games. Hopefully this gets made.
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9:23AM on 12/03/2009

I'd be down with this

If it ends up being more Pitch Black than Chronicles.

And Vin does try to branch out but it never really flies. I don't think we'll be getting any more Boiler Room's or Saving Private Ryan's out of him in the near future.
If it ends up being more Pitch Black than Chronicles.

And Vin does try to branch out but it never really flies. I don't think we'll be getting any more Boiler Room's or Saving Private Ryan's out of him in the near future.
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9:20AM on 12/03/2009

Welcome to the Madhouse!

Fresh blood is always good, so Welcome! I love the Riddick series so news like this is always good.
Fresh blood is always good, so Welcome! I love the Riddick series so news like this is always good.
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8:24AM on 12/03/2009

Welcome

welcome to the site and all that rubbish.Vin Diesel has been WAY hit or misss when he leaves his go to's knockaround guys and screw it Boiler room were good but the Pacifer and find me Guilty not so much
welcome to the site and all that rubbish.Vin Diesel has been WAY hit or misss when he leaves his go to's knockaround guys and screw it Boiler room were good but the Pacifer and find me Guilty not so much
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