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Writing on the Riddick sequel will begin next month, says Vin Diesel

11.20.2015

While the FAST & FURIOUS franchise is definitely Vin Diesel's bread and butter, his passion for the character of Richard B. Riddick has kept the RIDDICK franchise out of the jaws of death for many years. After CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK failed to generate any major critical or commercial interest, it seemed as though the franchise was dead in the water; however, Vin Diesel's tireless enthusiasm thankfully led to the series' resurrection with RIDDICK, a sequel which slashed the budget and returned the series to its R-Rated roots.

RIDDICK was successful enough for Vin Diesel to say that Universal had expressed interest in developing another sequel, and now, Vin Diesel took to Instagram to announce that David Twohy will begin penning a sequel to RIDDICK, titled FURIA, next month.

Of course this is no guarantee that FURIA will ever see the light of day, but when Vin Diesel wants something to happen, it'd be foolish to bet against him. As a big fan of all three films, I'd be overjoyed to see another RIDDICK sequel. Vin Diesel included another item of note in the above post, that of a TV series titled Merc City which will follow the mercenaries and bounty hunters of the RIDDICK universe. The RIDDICK universe is certainly large enough to allow for stories to take place without the main attraction and, if done right, they could serve as a wonderful companion to the films.

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9:20AM on 11/23/2015

I wish Vin would...

kill this Riddick bs and do something else. What happened to his "Kojak" project?
kill this Riddick bs and do something else. What happened to his "Kojak" project?
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7:25PM on 11/22/2015
I didnt think that either of the films have been bad. My first viewing of chronicles I enjoyed but the directors cut is definitely better. Although I was skeptical about Riddick, I was really surprised at how much fun I had with it. Plus the series is definitely more refreshing than most entries being pumped out in cinema at the moment.
I didnt think that either of the films have been bad. My first viewing of chronicles I enjoyed but the directors cut is definitely better. Although I was skeptical about Riddick, I was really surprised at how much fun I had with it. Plus the series is definitely more refreshing than most entries being pumped out in cinema at the moment.
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8:59AM on 11/22/2015

! decent original film, 2 crappy sequels

Why go back to this well again?
Why go back to this well again?
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4:44AM on 11/22/2015
Just don't make Riddick quite so rapey in the next movie.
Just don't make Riddick quite so rapey in the next movie.
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9:40PM on 11/21/2015
Chronicles of Riddick is by far my favorite. Such a fun Sci Fi flick and Vin is great in it. Wish I could say the same for Riddick.. I was looking forward to it for so long and was let down. I was happy it was R rated but after the first half hour, I was bored. CGI was awful as was the acting... If the can find a good middle ground between Pitch Black and Chronicles than I will be satisfied.
Chronicles of Riddick is by far my favorite. Such a fun Sci Fi flick and Vin is great in it. Wish I could say the same for Riddick.. I was looking forward to it for so long and was let down. I was happy it was R rated but after the first half hour, I was bored. CGI was awful as was the acting... If the can find a good middle ground between Pitch Black and Chronicles than I will be satisfied.
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12:39PM on 11/21/2015
Admittedly I've only seen Pitch Black so I don't know much about the Riddick series but...is it just me or does the title FURIA sound like they're treading on familiar ground? Furiosa in Fury Road? Again, I have no context for this, but if Furia turns out to be some badass female character that teams up with Riddick... color me unimpressed.
Admittedly I've only seen Pitch Black so I don't know much about the Riddick series but...is it just me or does the title FURIA sound like they're treading on familiar ground? Furiosa in Fury Road? Again, I have no context for this, but if Furia turns out to be some badass female character that teams up with Riddick... color me unimpressed.
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1:21PM on 11/21/2015
Furia is the name of the planet he's from (and that he's supposedly the sole survivor). It's from the first film and has been around much longer than the last Mad Max film.
Furia is the name of the planet he's from (and that he's supposedly the sole survivor). It's from the first film and has been around much longer than the last Mad Max film.
12:17PM on 11/21/2015
The Chronicles Of Riddick is by far my favourite of the three movies. It's like watching a slightly meat-headed live-action version of a Philippe Druillet comic. Honestly I'd love to see the sequels from the alternate universe where Chronicles was a massive success. It's like Dune with a plot written by The Hulk - love the big dumb film.
The Chronicles Of Riddick is by far my favourite of the three movies. It's like watching a slightly meat-headed live-action version of a Philippe Druillet comic. Honestly I'd love to see the sequels from the alternate universe where Chronicles was a massive success. It's like Dune with a plot written by The Hulk - love the big dumb film.
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3:05AM on 11/21/2015
I thought the films after the first one were fun. They weren't great, but they were fun enough to keep my interest.
I thought the films after the first one were fun. They weren't great, but they were fun enough to keep my interest.
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1:33AM on 11/21/2015
I wonder how many years this will take to get made.
I wonder how many years this will take to get made.
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