Last year Vin Diesel started talking about he he would love to do two more 'Chronicles of Riddick' films in fact I believe he promised that they would get made. But since that time we have really heard nothing about it, where the production is at if it is still even happening. I liked the last 'Chronicles of Riddick movie that came out but not as much as I liked 'Pitch Black'. It all comes down to the character Riddick for me, I like the character and I would watch more movie about him, and it looks like we will be able too. Vin Diesel did a Q&A with gamespot to talk about his video game developing company Tigon Studios and his next video game 'The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena'. Before we get to the movie Diesel explains why he has started a video game company.
I created Tigon as a game developing company, as a publishing company, that could exploit my access into the film world--my position in Hollywood. The objective for creating Tigon was to be able to create video games that set off the core intentions and designs of the films. Meaning, some of the games that were adapted to movies until that point were licensed off to game companies and there was never any kind of relationship between the game company and the film company making the movie. And in my estimation it made for poor games. My objective was to open up the door to the director of the movie, to the actors in the movie, to writers involved in the film, and try to make a video game that is so true to the movie experience that it could ultimately enhance the movie experience.
When asked about if the game will affect the writing and story for the next Riddick film Diesel replies:
Good question. Maybe we're too tight-lipped about the next Chronicles of Riddick film, and I think circa the release of [Dark Athena] that's probably when you'll start hearing more about the next Riddick film. It is underway and I almost think it's a coincidence that we haven't heard anything, that there hasn't been a lot of public stuff on the Riddick movie.
So he confirms right there that the new Chronicles of Riddick movie is underway. He then must have thought about it a little bit more because he brings it up again later in the interview.
But it's interesting that you've made that comment. Maybe we've been too tight-lipped about the movie, and you'll probably hear a lot more about it as this game is released. I think we were so adamant about knocking this game out of the park that we've been doing a lot of late hours--the overtime's on the game at the moment while [Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick screenwriter] David Twohy is finishing up the next script.
Now we have confirmation that David Twohy the brains behind the first two scripts is also behind the third movie as well, so thats cool! I assume they will start talking about it a little bit more now. I think Riddick is a fun character to play with in this cool Sci-fi world that has been created. I am really looking forward to what they come up with for this next film. What about you?
Make sure to check out the rest of the article where it goes into more details about the Riddick game and a possible game about Vin Diesels early breakdancing career... Check it out here.