Um. Yay? From Variety:
Vin Diesel is going back to the future to topline and produce a third chapter in the “Chronicles of Riddick” franchise.Universal
will handle domestic distribution on the sci-fi film, which is titled
“Riddick.” Lionsgate is selling international rights at the Berlin Film
David Twohy — who wrote and directed the first two
films in the series, “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick” —
will helm from a screenplay he penned.
Plot details are being
kept under wraps. But insiders say the third outing will hew closer in
tone to the cult hit “Pitch Black” and will focus on the character of
Riddick as opposed to the universe he inhabits, which was the case with
the critically panned “Chronicles of Riddick.” Still, “Chronicles of
Riddick” earned $116 million worldwide and spawned a successful videogame
I know Pitch Black is something of a cult hit, and I thought it was just all right, but Chronicles of Riddick was goofy-ass nonsense from start to finish to Judi Dench in space. I really thought that movie destroyed any franchise hope Pitch Black has potentially inspired. Is anyone particularly looking forward to this? You know, besides Vin Diesel and his accountant?