Riddick 4: Vin Diesel continues to build the hype for Furya


The Riddick franchise hasn’t really seemed to catch on in a major way with the general audience, but writer/director David Twohy and star Vin Diesel are dedicated to telling us about the continuing adventures of Richard B. Riddick and refuse to let go. For the last couple years, Diesel has been sharing the occasional Riddick 4: Furya update on social media, letting his followers know when he was getting the first act of the script written by Twohy, then the full script. Back in September, Diesel said “Incredible meeting today, thanks team you know who you are… Let’s just say (Furya) maybe closer than you think.” And in a new update, he has said basically the same thing:

Great meeting today, very excited about this next chapter.

You can always count on Diesel to be excited about Riddick.

Riddick 4: Furya will be a continuation of the sci-fi action franchise that began with the creature feature Pitch Black. That was followed by the epic The Chronicles of Riddick, which underperformed at the box office, so they reduced the scope for the third film, Riddick. The franchise also includes an animated short called The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury and two video games, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.

On the cover page of the script, Twohy included the tagline: 

Everyone wants to be a beast, until it’s time to do what real beasts do.

Diesel intends to wrap up the The Fast and the Furious franchise with two more movies (parts 10 and 11), so we’ll have to wait to see whether Riddick 4: Furya ends up happening before or after he finishes playing Dominic Toretto.

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