David Twohy talks up his Riddick plans

"It'll feel more like Pitch Black than Chronicles..."

Despite the critical crushing and modest box office of The Chronicles of Riddick at the box office, David Twohy just can't stop brainstorming ideas for another Vin Diesel film.

While Chronicles was originally designed to be part one of a trilogy, the problems that film encountered have clearly weighed on the writer-director.

"The third movie would be more modestly-scaled and it would probably feel more like Pitch Black then Chronicles," he tells Shock 'Till You Drop as we all breathe a sigh of relief.

"It will always be Riddick-centric."

So what are his plans? Sounds like he might have a problem with ratings.

"I've sketched out two ideas for the next installment," he says.

"Vin and I have decided on one approach of those two, and there's some interest at the studio level but it would be as a PG-13 film, and we don't want to do that anymore. That's one of the concessions we thought we made with 'Riddick' that we shouldn't have made.

"We also spent too much money and we were too ambitions, so yes, if we do go back to a third one, it will be focused again, hopefully again the same way that Pitch Black was, and we'll spend less money doing it.

"We're just trying to figure out how much less we can do it for, because I don't think Vin is going to work for scale again."

Really? You don't say.

If the pair really can make something that harkens back to the style and efficiency of Pitch Black, we'd be happy to watch it. But nothing's solid yet, so don't go getting in line...

[Source: Shock 'Till You Drop]

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    • Selivia

      Aug 3rd 2009, 12:25

      "Pitch Black" was awesome - because it was different and true SF. The best thing about "Chronicles" was Karl Urban. If it leans towards "Pitch Black" bring it on - otherwise, let it alone.

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    • Buried At Sea

      Aug 3rd 2009, 12:42

      pitch black is one of my all time favourite films and i love the character of riddick so i hope they do make another film and the less money would most likely make it a better film.

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    • MadMatt

      Aug 3rd 2009, 14:38

      Pitch Black is probably the finest Aliens rip-off ever made, so a return to the lean thrills of that great sci-fi action flick should be something to get excited about.

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    • Mattsimus

      Aug 3rd 2009, 16:17

      Mmm yeah actually quite excited about the concept of another two movies following lets face it a modern classic like Pitch Black n its prettier yet inferior Chronicles Of Riddick!, glad Vins stepping back on the band wagon, if he can just keep his arrogance and pay demands under wraps, then he may again have another hit and be welcomed back to the Action Hero status, which i do beleive he deserves, come on Vin! Ive missed ya............

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    • annunziato

      Aug 3rd 2009, 21:09

      Pitch black was over rated, average at best and Vin Diesel has no charisma or star quality whatsoever. Chronicles odf Riddick was awful and the idea of more of this tripe is laughable. I'll definitely be giving this a wide berth.....

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