Oh yeah! Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff is in final negotiations to play the lead female role in Vin Diesel's new Chronicles Of Riddick sequel. Sackhoff will play a character named Dhal described as a "Nordic mercenary tracking Riddick."
The sci-fi movie is being written and directed by David Twohy, and this is one of the best bits of news for the production that I've seen in a long time. I'm excited for this new Riddick movie; the concept art that Diesel has released has been awesome and the story sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun.
What are your thoughts on Sackhoff being officially cast in the film?
Here's some previously released information on the film:
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
Riddick is a direct sequel to Pitch Black – the events tie into that film. In much the same way the upcomingDark Knight Rises will tie up any loose threads and plot points from Batman Begins, Riddick will return to the mystery and monsters at the centre of Pitch Black.