Actor Vin Diesel has confirmed that not only is a potential fourth “Riddick” film on the way, but a script for it has already been completed.
Filmmaker David Twohy and Diesel began their working collaboration with 2000’s acclaimed survival sci-fi tale “Pitch Black” which was quickly followed by Diesel’s teaming with director Rob Cohen on 2001’s “The Fast and the Furious” and 2002’s “xXx” – the trio of films establishing his big-screen career.
Diesel then came back around to Twohy for 2004’s way bigger-budgeted “The Chronicles of Riddick” which tried to expand things to a much grander stage and boasted a dark space opera feel. The film did more than double the business of its predecessor, but underwhelmed both critically and commercially.
In 2013, a third entry came along with the more cost-effective “Riddick” which made $98.3 million from a $38 million budget. Universal liked the results and so talks of a fourth film, one that would conclude the saga, began back in 2014.
For years though there’s been no update – until this week as Diesel has posted a video revealing that he has received the script from Twohy and it is titled “Riddick 4: Furya”. The script also includes the quote: “Everyone wants to be a beast until it’s time to do what real beasts do.”
No word on when the film could begin production at this point.