I know I should have been following up on this earlier, especially with the Chronicles of Riddick series being in my top 10 favorite sci-fi movies of all time. Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick are absolute pinnacles of sci-fi awesomeness. I almost gave my son the middle name of Riddick. So you can imagine that I am pretty dang excited about the Chronicles of Riddick 3 being official.
The details are pretty vague right now, as you might expect. The reputable site GameSpot.com had some fun quotes from Vin Diesel regarding the sequel upon the release of “The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.”
And they quote:
GS: The current state of a third movie in the Riddick series seems a little uncertain to the casual fan right now. How does that affect the writing and story explored in the new Dark Athena content? Does it sort of give you guys more room to explore this fiction, or does that change anything about how you’ve approached this game?
VD: Good question. Maybe we’re too tight-lipped about the next Chronicles of Riddick film, and I think circa the release of [Dark Athena] that’s probably when you’ll start hearing more about the next Riddick film. It is underway and I almost think it’s a coincidence that we haven’t heard anything, that there hasn’t been a lot of public stuff on the Riddick movie.
You can read the entire article here.
You can also read some of the latest rumors and chit chat regarding the Chronicles of Riddick 3 over at CountingDown.com here.
Wikipedia (take it for what it’s worth) says this about the sequel:
On March 20, 2009, Vin Diesel commented on a sequel in an interview on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, stating that David Twohy has nearly finished scripts, and is planning to start production on the third film in early 2010.
On November 30, 2009 Vin Diesel left an update on his Facebook page effectively announcing that pre-production work is underway on the Chronicles of Riddick sequel.
On February 9th, 2010, Vin Diesel confirmed in an update on his Facebook page that one of the locations used in the upcoming sequel would be the White Desert in Farafra, Egypt. He mentioned the terrain features unique to the area would lend to the off-planet atmosphere of the film.
I’ll keep you all posted as I find out more information. So what do you think?