Vin Diesel is a well-known “da flicks” fan. We are also aware of his love for franchises. Prior to playing Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy or driving in the Fast & Furious movies, he played Richard B. Riddick in the 2000 sci-fi hit Pitch Black. Now, more than 20 years (and two sequels) later, he’s reprising the role in Riddick: Furya.
With Diesel set to reprise his role as the tough nut with night vision enhancement Riddick, David Twohy, who co-wrote and directed Pitch Black and oversaw the lesser 2004 sequel The Chronicles Of Riddick and return to stripped-back creature-feature roots Riddick in 2013, is once again pulling double duty.
Riddick: Furya is coming together, and its rights are up for sale, after years of teasing, particularly on Diesel’s social media. Although usual distributor Universal is not mentioned, there is a possibility that the studio will eventually be involved.
The new movie’s plot is as follows, per Deadline: “Riddick ultimately returns to his home Earth, a land he hardly recalls and one he worries might be left in ruins by the Necromongers. But he discovers there that other Furyans are engaged in a struggle for survival with a brand-new foe. And more so than he could have ever imagined, some of these Furyans resemble Riddick.
With Riddick: Furya, we’re now prepared to respond to our devoted audience’s long-standing demands, adds Twohy. “I’ve worked with Vin and One Race for 20 years, and during that time we’ve produced three films, two computer games, an anime, and motion comics for the internet. Returning to Riddick’s homeworld will enable us to finally learn more about the origins of the character in this new big-screen event.