Vin Diesel to return as Riddick
Movieweb recycles some details from the Hollywood Reporter, regarding the as-yet untitled second sequel to PITCH BLACK, in which actor Vin Diesel will return as Riddick. The character, a wanted criminal whose survival skills proved more than a match for a mess of carniverous critters in his debut film, was recycled in CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, which proved to be an overblown box office disappointment. The third installment promises a back-to-basics approach. David Twohy, who directed both films, will write and direct the third, whose plot is described thus:
…the script features the character — the most wanted man in the galaxy — left for dead on a barren alien planet, dealing with “trisons” (three-legged bisons) and “mud demons.” He must then contend with two squads of bounty hunters, one of which ride rockets called jetcycles.