Vin Diesel Set For A Third Time As Riddick

Vin Diesel is officially set to star in and produce a third film featuring his famed anti-hero character Riddick for Universal Pictures and Lionsgate reports Variety.

“Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick” writer/director David Twohy will helm from his own screenplay. The story will avoid the large scale space opera of ‘Chronicles’ in favour of a dark, character-driven thriller more along “Pitch Black” lines.

Production is not expected to get underway until after Diesel finishes work on “Fast Five”, the fifth film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise.