By Richard Brooks
Vin Diesel has recently announced that he would like to revisit the character of Richard B Riddick in the third installment which has been recently announced as being in the planning stages. He played the character in previous films Pitch Black (2000),The Chronicles of Riddick (2003) and the videogames Escape From Butcher Bay and Dark Athena (2003 and 2009 respectively).
Little is known about its place in the established Riddick-verse and only a few plot details have leaked so far. Via his Facebook page, Diesel leaked the basic story for his fans;
“Riddick — 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 rides rockets called jetcycles.”
Vin Diesel also mentioned that shooting on the film would commence no later than July and that if they wanted to keep the budget realistic and maintain an adult rating on the film then he will have to work for actors scale pay rather than his usual paycheck.
Will Diesel put art before money and will there finally be another installment in this cult franchise? Who knows but Culture Bomb will keep tabs on the events as they happen.