It looks like Vin Diesel will flex his muscles one more time as future tough guy Richard B. Riddick in the third go-round of the Chronicles of Riddick franchise. Diesel will also produce the film, Riddick, for Universal, according to Variety.
The film will be written and directed by David Twohy, who wrote and directed the first two films featuring Riddick, Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. While there's no word on what the plot of the new film might be, insiders are saying it will run more along the lines of the cult hit Pitch Black than Chronicles and will focus more on the character of Riddick than his universe. That's good news for sci-fi fans, considering that Chronicles got scathing reviews even though it earned $116 million worldwide and led to a hit vidgame series and the animated video The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.
But don't think Diesel is going to be stuck in the future, however. He's also set to star in and produce the fifth chapter of Fast and Furious for Universal this year.
Diesel and Samantha Vincent will produce Riddick through their company One Race Films, along with Ted Fields of Radar Films. No word yet on when Riddick will be shot or released.
Are you ready for some more Riddick?