Riddick 3 is called Dead Man Stalking

No, seriously, that’s the new flick’s subtitle...

 

Never has a working title needed more, um, work.

Corona Coming Attractionshave managed to get their mitts on David Twohy’s script for the third Riddick flick starring Vin Diesel, and they’ve revealed the sequel’s official title.

Without further ado, it’s... The Chronicles Of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking.

Wait, is that crickets we hear? Um, yeah, so Twohy’s gone for a puntastic re-word of that dramatic tearjerker from 1995 starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.

Why? Well, because gleaming-eyed ex-con Riddick is going to be stalked by deadly creatures back on his home planet of Furya. Geddit?

Sigh. The good news is that other than the dodgy title, reactions to the script for the third instalment in the franchise are generally off-the-charts positive.

According to CCA, the story finds Riddick a new man, ditching his Necromonger crown (he hands it to Vakko, played by Karl Urban in Chronicles) and heads back to Furya. But there, he falls prey to creatures and mercenaries who want his blood.

CCA liken the film to the Mad Max series, calling it this franchise’s Road Warrior. Which basically means is pared back and tough as nails, taking place “on a world where there’s three moons and mud demons and trisons and two shipfuls of mercs hunting down the galaxy’s most wanted man”.

We should also expect this Riddick to go R all the way, with dialogue that will turn the alien air blue, and a smart script that reveals “how crafty and deadly Riddick is at the top of his game”.

Call us stupid, but we’re really looking forward to this. Pitch Black remains perhaps the best flick of Vin Diesel's (and David Twohy’s) career. So with their PG shackles cast off, who knows what kind of madness they’ll be able to dream up for this re-team.

Let’s just see about sorting out that title, eh fellas?

What's next... Riddick 4: Kingdom Of The Necromonger's Skull? Think this title needs changing pronto?

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 13th 2010, 10:09

      I suspect its more of a ploy to get people noticing, hopefully we will see Dark Athena for real

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    • fuzzcaminski

      Apr 13th 2010, 10:14

      Honestly, drop the 'stalking' and 'The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man' sounds quite punchy. It has somewhat of a B-movie sense to it, and still gives the impression he is under substantial risk and threat. Personally, I still love Pitch Black, and really was annoyed with the Chronicles of Riddick, the underverse made no sense to me and the styling of the necromongers always left a bad taste in my mouth, sort of Gothic-Bauhaus-Deco. Seemed like too many cooks spoiling the broth, which if the idea is to reign in a lot of the SFX and keep it more 'realistic' then I'm all for it.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Apr 13th 2010, 12:53

      I might be in the minority on here but I was very disappointed by Pitch Black, and Chronicles was just plain rubbish so I'm not exactly looking forward to another

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    • snakeplissken

      Apr 14th 2010, 11:38

      Why don't they call it The Chronicles of Riddick: The first one was overrated, the second one was c**p, the video games are surprisingly quite good, but ultimately this is a franchise which should have been discontinued a long time ago. Or, is that a bit long-winded....

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    • DanielMcA

      Apr 14th 2010, 21:16

      Snakeplissken? I heard you were dead.

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