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Is Another RIDDICK Movie On The Way??

Merrick here...
While pimping his upcoming console game THE CHRONICLES OPF RIDDICK: ASSAULT ON DARK ATHENA, Vin Diesel briefly alluded to a third feature film's state of development:
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 [EDIT] David Twohy is finishing up the next script.
...says Vin in THIS INTERVIEW with GameSpot. We've previously heard indications that a third RIDDICK film might be somewhat smaller in scale than the second installment - which was gargantuan compared in scope when compared to its progenitor (PITCH BLACK). No word on if this supposed downsizing will remain in play. As for the game: a playable demo for ESCAPE FROM DARK ATHENA is currently available as a free download on XBOX Live. One cool feature o the game = your character's (Riddick's) ability to locate terminals which allow you to assume "control" of enemy soldiers. You can use them to carry out tasks, and even fire on/destroy their own evil brethren. The game releases in early April for XBOX 360 and PS3. You can find its official site HERE.

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  • March 10, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by Dreadlock Holmes

  • March 10, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by hairyeggs

    perhaps not

  • March 10, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by Dreadlock Holmes

  • March 10, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by jackalcack


  • March 10, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Sue me

    by I am_NOTREAL

    I thought "Chronicles of Riddick" was actually a tad underrated. Yeah, the mythology is a muddle (WTF is Underverse, anyway?) but there were some cool if wholly implausible action set pieces and Riddick continues to be a fun anti-hero. I consider it the cinematic equivalent of a 70's prog-rock concept album. Junky and pseudo-profound but fun if you're in the right mood. That said, don't know if I care about this at all or not.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Oh Sweet Lord NOOOOOOOO

    by elBox

    Why waste money on this crap. There has to be better movies waiting to be made.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Now this is cool news

    by IAmLegolas

    I loves me some Riddick, but in a purely platonic way. *cough*

  • March 10, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST


    by iwasredempted


  • March 10, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by HoboCode

    Make this happen. Could Twohey be any more underrated? Seriously.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    fuck you dreadlock...dammit

    by iwasredempted

  • March 10, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST


    by Zeegloo

  • March 10, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    And bring back Vaako!

    by HoboCode

    Karl Urban bitches!

  • March 10, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I also liked Chronicles of Riddick.

    by iwasredempted

    the chick in it was hot.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Don't blame Dredlock bro. You weren't even fucking close. That said, Firsties suck cock by choice.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    "Irgun. One of my best."

    by HoboCode

    "If you say so."

  • March 10, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    yeah I was about 8 minutes too late. Ha.

    by iwasredempted

  • March 10, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by smutpeddlar

    good news,i liked COR

  • March 10, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I liked both of the Riddick movies...

    by Sephiroid

    ... Pitch Black had the atmosphere of a genuine sci-fi story... Chronicles of R

  • March 10, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Chronicles of Riddick kinda reminded me of Dune...

    by Sephiroid

    ... but ever more it fealt like Conan in space! Hope the third, will be at least on the same level.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Ummm Vin Diesel Kicking some ass? Sure

    by Skinny0ne

    Its always fun to watch someone kick some fucking ass on the big screen

  • March 10, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    correction on the grammar

    by iwasredempted

    i meant i liked Chronicles also. fuck this grammar shit.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I'd probably see this. That said,

    by spacehog

    Diesel has been "allud[ing] to a third feature film's state of development" since the last film came out. He seems to be the only person in Hollywood convinced that anyone is clamoring for a sequel.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    This is good news

    by jimmy_009

    The first one was a lot of fun and was a good setup for a series. I hate people bashing this. Cheesy or not, it was good, fun sci-fi, which we can always use more of.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Sure, why not...

    by Knuckleduster

    Ol' Vin needs the dough. And a smaller budget might make them work harder on the script.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Guilty Pleasure

    by ScottinDC

    I LOVE the first Pitch Black. Killer movie...absolutely great in so many ways. Chronicles of Riddick didn't hit every mark (the director's cut was even uglier) but it was still a guilty pleasure if for no other reason than seeing Colm Feore and Thandie Newton over-acting like mad. Some cool action though..and the planet catching on fire (and Nick Chinlund) were all classic.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST


    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    I liked both Riddick movies and I'm looking forward to a third. I remember Vin Diesel claiming that CoR was intended to be a LOTR-like trilogy, with "Pitch Black" acting like "The Hobbit". I'm guessing the sequel will be an Orpheus-like story, where Riddick descends into the Underverse to seek dead Kyra.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    loved Pitch Black, but Chronicles..

    by Mr Gorilla

    ...even though I REALLY wanted to like it... Chronicles was NOT GOOD. Too much time EXPLAINING things.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Pitch Black was cool. Chronicles blew goats.

    by fiester

    They upended the character completely, spent tons of money on sets, and produced a stinker.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I think that we need more unique Sci-Fi like Riddick

    by Bill Brasky

    Isn't it cool when something pops up off of the radar screen and actually entertains us for 2 hours that hasn't already been force-fed and pimped to death? (ala Watchmen, Dark Knight, Star Wars, Matrix) Pitch Black was a nice surprise and then Riddick was an enjoyable failure. I wouldn't mind seeing big, bald, sneering Diesel back in the future.

  • March 10, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Count me as another person who didn't hate....

    by Rob0729

    Chronicles of Riddick. I rented it thinking it would be crap that I could make fun of and found myself midly enjoying it. It wasn't a great movie by any stretch, but not the disaster people made it out to be.<br><br> I'm up for another sequel especially if they can can learn from their mistakes from the last one. It isn't like it would be taking Deisel from a movie that people feel has to be made. Deisel's career is in the toilet anyway, what can another Riddick movie do to harm it... Unless Fast and Furious revives his career.

  • March 10, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by emteem

    I think I shot my load with the subject line.

  • March 10, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    The first two films grow on me more every time I see them...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    So I guess I'm on board for a third, and will actually see this one in the theatre for a change.

  • March 10, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Sue Me 2

    by Brian

    I like both movies. More please.

  • March 10, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Lord Marshall Riddick plus Vaako

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    as his second in command equals too much badassery for universe to handle. I just watched Riddick this week again. The big screen version was the wussy version. Director's cut explains a lot, and is superior. The only bad thing was killing off Keith David.

  • March 10, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    "What do you think of this blade?"

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    "I'd say it's half a gram light on the end."

  • March 10, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST


    by jimmy rabbitte

    No "Vin Diesel gotta eat."<p> I'm very surprised.

  • March 10, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Vin's voice

    by David Lazarus Long

    is so goddamn impressive. Enjoy the Riddick movies, but get this guy into more voice-over work. That market needs talent like his. I could listen to 4 hours of him and Keith David talk about breakfast foods and mortgage payments and it would still be goddamn enthralling.

  • March 10, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    What they need to do...

    by Phimseto get away from all the EPIC stuff. Pitch Black worked well on its own and the stuff that worked best in CoR are all the merc/prison scene stuff.

  • March 10, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    You keep what you kill

    by Virtual Satyr

    Say what you will..that was a kick ass ending.

  • March 10, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Awesome. I love these movies.

    by tile_mcgillus

    Fun actiony sci-fi. Give me more!

  • March 10, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by NeilF

    Loved the feel of the second one. The script/plot let it down in a number of areas, but it had enough good elements to make it enjoyable! And damn, if the visuals/designs weren't beautiful!!<br> <br> So if they can build on what worked well for the 2nd one I say bring it on!!!

  • March 10, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Oh cool!

    by Powerring

    Now we get the "Pitch dark fast and furious chronicles!"

  • March 10, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    yeah bring it on

    by Basehead

    The end of riddick just begs for another one. I really enjoyed both so far and in my opinion got a bit of a raw deal. I'm happy with the news

  • March 10, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    Bring it!

  • March 10, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I thought CoR was great

    by newc0253

    i know conventional fanboy wisdom is that Pitch Black was great but Chronicles of Riddick was a flop.<p> i say, fuck the conventional fanboy wisdom. fuck it in its stupid ass. much as i enjoyed Pitch Black as a SF thriller, Chronicles really took it to the next level.<p> i don't care if the next film isn't on the same scale as Chronicles, just so long as they manage to continue the story threads.<p>

  • March 10, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Chronicles tried to be too big

    by GeorgieBoy

    and meaningful. Just make a simple story of Riddick kicking ass and we'll be happy.

  • March 10, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Scale Issues

    by Brian

    The Matrix trilogy was destroyed by scale. The first movie had a modest budget and it's by far the best movie of the trilogy. So, tapering back the scale on the third Riddick movie might be a REALLY good idea.

  • March 10, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Vin supposed to be the next Ahnuld??

    by performingmonkey

    That didn't exactly work out... Though that's what you get starring in shit like TF&TF and xXx. Riddick is his standout character. If they can make a great third movie then that would be GREAT. They should try to push it into a different genre realm, so it makes the insanity of Chronicles seem like a conscious decision to make three totally different movies featuring the same lead. Btw there are a handful of EXCELLENT sequences in Chronicles, the planet surface part being one of them, when they're running away from the light. Pitch Black still stands out as a great little sci-fi flick in times of countless shit ones.

  • March 10, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Nobody cares about this.

    by Evangelion217

    Bring on that extended cut of "Watchmen" please! :)

  • March 10, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Get that project MOVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Anything But Tangerines


  • March 10, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines

    Are you always this right?

  • March 10, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Count me in as someone who enjoyed COR

    by Carpet_Pisser

    I liked it, but I agree that it did try to be too big. I am all for another round of Riddick.

  • March 10, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed Chronicles

    by MetiphisLabs

    BUT David Twohy needs to spend a little more time on the names of things. "The Underverse" "Necromongers"? Sounds like stuff a 13 year old made up for his homemade Warhammer army. It just sounds like what a juvenile would consider "bad ass!"

  • March 10, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Smaller in Scope?

    by jarjarmessiah

    How do get smaller in scope when the hero became the King of the Univers at the end of COR?

  • March 10, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by Carpet_Pisser

    Very true. Honestly, I don't care. I enjoyed the first, and honestly, it is original sci-fi, which there seems to be very little of nowadays.

  • March 10, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I hate Chronicles from the get go.

    by jarjarmessiah

    David Twohy's smarmy intoduction of the director's cut immediatley rubbed me the wrong way. And when Riddick went to infernous and was able to survive 700 degrees by hiding behind a rock, I stopped watching. It took me a few months before I could stomach it long enough to see the ending.

  • March 10, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    CGI alien lions FTW

    by Mike_D

    oh yes

  • March 10, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Warmed to Chronicles...audacious and entertaining

    by KillaKane

    Glad there's a third installment coming.

  • March 10, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    smaller in scope when the hero became the King of the Universe?

    by Unfilmable_Blue_Dong


  • March 10, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Chronicles was such a mixed bag...

    by Charlie_Allnut

    It had moments that were just pure geek bliss sci fi adventure. Some great sets and action pieces. Then there were also just some awful sets and costume of the script just didn't work for me. Still over all it was fun, not sure just how they would get another one financed.

  • March 10, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Chronicles is like Event Horizon:

    by seagrass

    A great junk-food sci-fi film. Also, you can see pretty much every penny of the budget up on the screen...

  • March 10, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Count me as one of those impressed

    by Hammond_Cheese

    by CoR. Particularly by the production designs. They succeeded in creating a new, lived-in universe - no easy task. I look forward to a sequel provided it poicks up just right where CoR left off. I want to see what Riddick does with what he gets to keep.

  • March 10, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    I can see laughing off the stupid "logic" of escaping the 700 degree heat by hiding in the shadows, but to quit watching the movie because of THAT? That makes you an asshole I think.

  • March 10, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I liked Chronicles!

    by sonnyfern

    It was big and crazy and completely ridiculous! I'm down with that. I thought it was a fun time at the movies, you just can't take it seriously, and I loved those effects!

  • March 10, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by Smashing

    Chronicals was one of the most exciting sci-fi films I have seen in years, it had mythos, Thandie Newton and Necromongerts, what wasn't to love?

  • March 10, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    This would b #2, actually

    by MR. MURDOCH

    ...if it gets made at all. The Chronicles of Riddick was actually supposed to be #1 in a new trilogy, but Universal balked at doing more of course when the movie bombed out. A year or two ago, Twohy began speaking on his web page about possibly pursuing another Riddick film on a much smaller scale, with independent producers, and that he was beginning a script. He was very honest about the realities of the industry and the performances of CoR, meaning, he knew, if he would even get to do another one, it would have to be a much more minimal production. I personally LOVE CoR, even more than Pitch Black. There's something I just really love about the world and characters in that film, and yeah, Nick Chinlund rocks...!

  • March 10, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by Smashing

    Are the sisters of Necromongers.

  • March 10, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah!

    by D.Vader

    "Chronicles" may have its problems, but its got a good anti-hero and some ideas that felt old and original at the same time. I think it deserves the sequels in its planned trilogy. Let us see how this is all supposed to play out.

  • March 10, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Scrap Vin bring back the Alien Creatures from Pitch Black!

    by DrunkenBusboy

    That is they way they should have went!

  • March 10, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    PEEEE-YOOOO! I wondered what that smell was.

    by Sepulchrave

    I had it ion my nose all the way home on the train and I wondered. Dead cat? Diabetic fart? Burning wig? NOW I see. It's another Vin Diesel movie on the way. Another metal-coloured CGI abortion. Oh please Vin. get washed up fast so you can get down top some serious feces-smearing with Uwe Boll. You and he were made for each other.

  • March 10, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Yeah bring it

    by semisaj

    I really want to see what the Underverse looks like..I thought the design of the sets, the ships the clothes were fucking brilliant.

  • March 10, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Oh Thank God!

    by Darthkrusty

    We are so blessed to have another film featuring the mega-talented thespian that is Vin Diesel.

  • March 10, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    COR was great!

    by TakeItEasyMon

    Why does everyone hate on that movie? It was a lot of fun, and was great to see a large-budget sci fi that was an interesting new IP. The ending was great, and evoked Conan and the throne from the first Conan movie....

  • March 10, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    pitch was perfectly unique


    ..and low budget, small scale, etc. it was like a good old sci-fi comic in its scope. Chronicles was just wayy too large for its own good. more fantasy to me than gritty realistic sci-fi like pitch black was. hopefully the third meets a middleground.

  • March 10, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    I'd Watch It

    by A-COD

    Chronicles just wasn't that good but I like the character. It doesn't need a huge budget, make it cool and violent and keep the budget down.

  • March 10, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Excellent Game, Terrible Movie

    by Crow3711

    Seriously, the first Riddick game was amazing. Any one who is in doubt just because in Vin Diesel/Movie Tie-In type stuff don't be fooled. This game is worth checking out, for real. Just wanted to throw that out there.

  • March 10, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Great news! Gotta love AICN sometimes

    by LightninBolt

    Riddick was definitely one of best (only?) modern attempts at a fully realised sci-fi universe. Yeah it stole from Dune and Conan - great steals. It wasn't perfect but it was fucking entertaining. I love that so many of us here want a sequel, that's why I keep coming back to AICN everyday... there is some sense here

  • March 10, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Ptich Black great Chronicles eh

    by Geekhaterssuck

    Pitch Black, imo, is one of the more underrated sci-fi flicks in recent history. Problem was they tried to take Riddick and turn it into a multi million dollar franchise when the character just doesn't fit that mold. Turning him from bad ass serial killer trying to survive, and have in a movie where he's the only hope but almost as bad as the monsters worked. Turning him into some "chosen one," meant to save the universe? Cliched, tired, and boring.

  • March 10, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by LupinDa3rd

  • March 10, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST


    by BurgerTime

    The series is worth continuing. I loved the concept of the Underverse, and would look forward to having Riddick explore it. And a few people who have said it here are right: Chronicles had nice effects, good art direction, and a couple of top-notch action sequences. That's all we would need from the next one. That and a shitload of more Vin Diesel badassery.

  • March 10, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit!

    by The Eskimo

    They're ALL Cylons!!!!

  • March 10, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    What no Babylon ADD?

    by skimn

    A mercenery hitman who has trouble remembering his target...

  • March 10, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by Jesiah

    Or something like that...I liked both pitch black and chronicles of riddick, but a lot of people think riddick killed any hope of a franchise. I think now that vin can't be as diverse an actor (or at least not accepted as one) that he keeps going back to what brought him some success. Next up: A man apart 2: man aparter

  • March 10, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Statham OR Diesel??

    by carbon_x

    I'd take Vin Diesel over Jason Statham any day...

  • March 10, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Good news

    by VXXXJesterXXXV

    To me this is really good news. I loved Pitch Black and really did enjoy CoR. I think CoR was hurt because it got such a large budget and because of that the studio wanted PG-13. That really hurt the Riddick character a bit and the budget just made it to big for it's own good. Twohy I believe has said in the past he wants to scale the budget back and get back to the R rating. I hope this comes to pass as new entertaining sci-fi is never a bad thing.

  • March 10, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Smaller budget = better, more creative plot.


    Just ask George Lucas.

  • March 10, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    and Chronicles was the best Xbox game...


    ...besides HALO, of course.

  • March 10, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    no more plastic muscle armor please.

    by HaterofCrap

    the silly look of that evil empire in chronicles really hurt it...the bounty hunter and prison planet shit was alright. Riddick should just crash all the empire ships into some moon and go on alone. and then beat people up on different cool planets. blowing shit up is good too. cram in some plot and sci fi stuff between the beatings and explosions. then profit.

  • March 10, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by Rei-Ginsei

    I love "Pitch Black" - other than seeing too much of the creatures (lots of ambient light for a pitch black world...), it's a great movie. The Director's Commentary on the DVD states that they orignally had planned on Riddick being killed in the end, but swapped it out with the pilot so they could use the character if they wanted to do a sequel...<p> So I don't think they had CoR in mind when they made PB. My main gripe with CoR is that it was two different movies. If they would have made a movie about him rescuing "Jack" from the prison planet, that would have been awesome. Instead they smooshed it together with the whole Necromonger thing (if anyone remembers the old WEG Star Wars RPG, aren't they totally like the Charon? Look it up on Wookiepedia). I'm interested to see where the whole thing is going, but I hope they follow PBs formula rather than CoR.

  • March 10, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Vin - Your ego is killing your career

    by hallmitchell

    Please Ego what are you doing to Vin? At one stage he looked like being the next action hero. We needed someone to replace Stallone and Schwarzenegger. It hasn't happened. We don't want another Riddick movie. Just stick to video games.

  • March 10, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Vin - do a fantasy movie.

    by hallmitchell

  • March 10, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    The Riddick Rap

    by Barry_Woodward

    Who cares if 'Chronicles' was panned by every critic? The world demands more adventures of Riddick. Whether he's having a tea party in Chappaquiddick. Saving the environment from rain that's acidic. Racing fast and furious and ending up paralytic. Sporting a long beard and becoming Hasidic. Or taking hormones so he can become a chick.

  • March 10, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Only if...

    by Kid Z

    ..they strip it down to basics a la Pitch Dark and leave out all the fruity mystical mumbo-jumbo from Chronicles.

  • March 10, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Will M, Eomer/Bones, and Condy Rice return?

    by Drath

    Because there seemed like a lot of stuff unfinished with Lord and Lady Vaako. Also will Dame Judi Dench be tricked into coming back? She also felt like an unfinished element (and will all returning non-Riddick characters die as all returning Pitch Black characters did). And hell, what about the Lord Marshal and Kira, aren't they in the Underverse or wherever Riddick is supposed to go as the new Lord Marshal? And will they explain the Furyan Sorceress in the Director's Cut and not fuck things up again with another bad theatrical cut? Obviously yeah, I want to see this sequel. I just hope it doesn't suck like the theatrical cut of Chronicles.

  • March 10, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Any chance of Toombs breaking out of prison?

    by kabong

    He needs another shot at Riddick.

  • March 10, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by donkey_lasher

    I liked it. It was a daring, ambitious film...which is what Watchmen is. Riddick really needs to ditch those Necro freaks though.

  • March 10, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

  • March 10, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel is insane

    by Mr. Gunderson

    I have a friend who worked on "Fast & Furious" who says Vin Diesel is extremely delusional to the point of psychosis... so I would take anything he says with a boulder sized grain of salt.

  • March 10, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    If for no other reason...

    by ScottinDC

    Watch CoR with the voice over going....the prison scene with Riddick wrapping himself over and over in chain while suspended in the air (and inverting himself)...Vin Diesel did that WITHOUT cable assistance. The whole fucking crew was in awe. That shit right there wins my ticket to a third round of Dieselized badassery.

  • March 10, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST


    by Player 1

    Finally some real AINT IT COOL news.

  • March 10, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Pitch Black was tight. Chronicles was dull and overblown.

    by Mr Nicholas

    If they're using the first movie as a template, I'm interested. Riddick's a great character. I didn't like the whole Furian origin thing in the second film though. I preferred to just think of him as a guy from Earth.

  • March 10, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Chronicles didn't work

    by Harold The Great

    but that doesn't mean they shouldn't make another one. Try till they get it right.

  • March 10, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by Harold-Sherbort

    ..fourth or fifth the opinion that CoR the game was one of the best,if not THE BEST game for the original XboX. And by the looks of the new game, it will equal E.F.B.B. greatness. I've never seen the movies though. Maybe I should netflix it?

  • March 10, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    The Game is better than both movies combined.

    by TheWaqman


  • March 10, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Chronicles of Riddick one of the most boring fucking movies

    by Broseph

    I've ever seen.if your sitting in the theater day dreaming then the movie suucks

  • March 10, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST


    by Jesiah

    Surprised she did the movie in the first place. Forgot all about her until I just popped cor in my ps3 right now

  • March 10, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    I'll take new Riddick.....

    by Blackguard

    ....over all those reboots/remakes any day! It's an original concept with cool characters and a universe that needs exploring. PLEASE give us MORE! You can keep your Fantastic Four "reboot."

  • March 10, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    If you wanna see a new "Riddick" movie...

    by LastPairOfSocks

    why don't you go see "Fast and Furious"? Or any other movie with Vin Diesel you may have missed? It's not like Vin is doing some crazy method acting in the "Riddick" movies. He's an anti-hero who doesn't respect authority and beats the crap out of anyone who gets in his way. Sounds like every Diesel performance I can think of (except for "The Pacifer", Vin's misunderstood attempt to become The Rock). The reason "Pitch Black" was great was the concept of that planet and the creatures on it. Add in a escaped killer, a bounty hunter and a passanger list just begging to be picked off and you got a winner. But it won BECAUSE of the story, NOT the character. As for a new sequel, the same would have to be true to make me excited and "CoR" made me quite the skeptic.

  • March 10, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    "Heere comes the sun doo doo doo doo"

    by Bootskin

    Yeah. The scene on Infernous was retarded. As was said before, hiding behind a rock to escape the sun, but being able to ignore 700+ degrees of heat was rather stupid. On the other hand, everything else in the movie was pretty damn cool. If only it weren't for that hideous plot hole, I wouldn't have been taken completely out of the movie for a few minutes and would have enjoyed it a lot more as a whole. Oh, and let's not let Vin's ego get the best of us eh? This "Furian chosen one" BS needs to stop.

  • March 10, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    umm if a new terrible riddick movie means a new awesome

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    riddick game...ughhh...i guess...i want it to get made...crap

  • March 10, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    ...there is another 'verse...

    by frank cotton

    and i want to see it

  • March 10, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by Bishop6

    COR was fucking awesome, underrated and damn fun. Best ending EVER

  • March 10, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    I really liked Chronicles of Riddick

    by geek molester

    yeah it wasn't perfect but so what. I was disappointed it didn't make more money.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by Sal_Bando


  • March 10, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to it!

    by The_Closet_Nerd

    I thought the first two were great, and a hell of a lot of fun. Riddick's line in PB that ends "...I absolutely believe in God, and I absolutley hate the fucker" was one of the nastiest ever on film. True story too, when I saw CoR in the theater, they showed a preview for what I believe was Alien Vs Predator. I hear some people behind me start in as soon as the trailer started with "Oh shit... Shit dog...oh man, we gotta see it...whoa dog, oh yea...Check that out man" and the like. This continued through the entire trailer. After it finished, I turned around to see the guys, and it turned out it was one lone man in the back row. I laughed for about 10 minutes.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Riddick 3!

    by Forsakyn

    I have the inside scoop on Riddick 3. It opens with Diesel narrating "I had an empire. And then I squandered it. And found myself alone. Again." Then it opens with him sitting on a boulder staring at the sun as it sets over a desert landscape. In the background is a crashed spaceship (which looks like garbage cans and tin foil, but it's never close enough to see). "At least I thought I was alone." And it ends up Riddick isn't alone after all - there's a T-rex that crashed in a separate spaceship, too (a highly evolved T-rex from the Pastuverse). So it ends up with them fighting for the planet for two hours and a half. In the end Riddick defeats the T-rex and manages to salvage parts from both ships to fly off into space. It's a lot deeper than that (the script has a lot of similarties between the T-rex and Diesel - they're not so different after all!). So it's kind of a downer when the T-rex dies. Oh well, hope this doesn't spoil it for anyone.

  • March 10, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    by Raiku

    Swweeeet I can't wait!

  • March 10, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Sweet I can't wait!

    by Raiku

    Sweet I can't wait!

  • March 10, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Vin, as a fan, you hurt me with Babylon AD

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • March 10, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    I dig the idea that Vin went all out to create ESCAPE FROM BUTCHER BAY, which surprised reviewers by actually being a good video game. This is a character and storyline that appear to motivate Vin Diesel, so I am happy to see what he does with it. We get a two-fer either way with a film and video game - even if only one is good, that's still some quality entertainment.

  • March 10, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I actually liked Chronicles of Riddick


    It was sure as shit better than all three Star Wars prequels combined. And I guess I admire Vin Diesal for sticking with a series that wasnt super succesful

  • March 10, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I like the Pitch Black Universe. I like Vin Diesel.

    by micturatingbenjamin

    So, of course I'm buying this game, buying a ticket to the next strange entry into the 'Underverse' set of flicks by Twohy. Damn, if the ending of Chronicles of Riddick wasn't a geeky Warhammer 40k lover's dream. That was some cool shit. And this game...plays well, and looks great. It's disorienting as fuck on my HD television though. Hand to hand combat in 1st person is hard on my gut.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Vin's Gotta Eat

    by SifoDyasJr.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    The end of the next movie

    by cyberskunk

    I would like there to be a scene where Riddick is walking out of a room and a grateful person asks him his name. Then Riddick should look into the camera and say, "Youlus" followed by a fade to black with THE END in big white letters.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST


    by RAVENL0RD

    I enjoyed COR. I have to imagine that the film has turned a profit with DVD sales. Here's hoping this story comes to fruition. We can always use more movies like the Riddick series.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by Xiphos_2

    these movies are cool and fun and oh yeah ENTER-FUCKIN-TAINING.<p> The entertainment factor is something more then a few of you asshats cinephiles forget that's what movies are suppossed to be all about.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    The best part of CoR melted.

    by Tin Snoman

    Linus Roache, the Purifier.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    BTW, Necromongers were cool

    by Player 1

    And by cool, I mean THEY ROCKED!

  • March 10, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Also bring back the mercs

    by Player 1

    The mercenaries in CoR were very cool.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    And Vin in DREADLOCKS!

    by Player 1

    I want to see Vin in dreadlocks again. Damn, I will pay to see that!

  • March 10, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    Chronicles of Riddickulous

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Shit, guys! The missiles, they are coming! Fire our shit!

  • March 10, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Riddick looks like he beats on a lot of

    by gotilk

    numetal douches in knit hats with tats and well trimmed facial hair. Count me in.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    The very notion is RIDDICKULOUS!

    by Bungion Boy

    I hope it gets made just so I can make that joke again.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Welcome to the Underverse!

    by raystevensonwarzone

    I really admire Vin because he never gives up on his franchises. It took some real elbow grease to make a badass Riddick game and then RERELEASE it almost 5 years later. Keep up the good work Twohy!

  • March 11, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Chronicles of Riddick was surprisingly good

    by JohnDrake

    I caught it on cable about 4 years ago and was shocked by how good it was. Great production design. Great cast. Great ending. Better than any of the Star Wars prequels, though that isn't saying much. I thought the film was about as unoriginal as you can get, but it beats another freaking remake.

  • March 11, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Best Line from last Riddick movie

    by SquirrelPhister

    Thug: "What are you going to do? Kill me with your coffee cup?" Riddick: "Tea cup." Thug: "What?" Riddick: "I said... I'm gonna kill you with my TEA cup." And then he fucking DOES kill him with his tea cup! That's why I love Riddick (not so much the movies he's in, but I love the character)

  • March 11, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    I Saw Babylon A.D., And It Was What Riddick Should Have Been

    by Media Messiah

    Forget the bad reviews for Babylon A.D.; some Hollywood types just have it out for Vin Diesel for refusing to do several sequels to film franchises that he walked away from, another way of blacklisting him, by the Hollywood elite. Babylon A.D., although it could have been harder...toward its conclusion, was a very good, sensitive...and fun film. Vin's character is Riddick, just in a different time-line and with another name...but it's him alright, and the dramatic success of Babylon A.D. comes in the guise of its storytelling and direction, but also, and thankfully, through the use of speculative science as a background tapestry for the opposed to the science fiction/fantasy of The Chronicles of Riddick. Strangely, Dark Fury, the Riddick animated movie, succeeds for the same reasons, the speculative science deposits an almost real world grounded mood into the environment...again, as opposed to the realm of science fiction/fantasy...and that is where the Riddick films should be rooted. They should avoid taking the route of The Chronicles of Riddick, which felt like an alt world out of body experience, not a sequel to the far superior Pitch Black. What was supposed to be the darker "evil" version of Star Wars..turned-out to be, Star Wars lite, with a lesser Star Trek feel. <BR><BR>Riddick should feel like, Blade Runner, showing us what space ferrying might feel like in such a world, a more realistic take on space travel, its environments, and the enemies one might encounter...there?<BR><BR>If you can't all wait for a new, and proper Riddick sequel, rent Dark Fury...and Babylon A.D. Fuck the critics, in respect to the latter film, they are simply taking their marching orders from Hollywood Godfathers who were giving Vin a message, "Don't fuck with our money...and get your ass back to The Fast And The Furious franchise, etc., or experience more drummed-up and phony bad reviews for your films, if you don't!"

  • March 11, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Chronicles was better

    by onezeroone

    than what I expected it to be. to me it was the small-movie setup of Pitch Black that worked so wonderfully. Chronicles, liked some of the ideas, a few others, not. I think Chronicles could have done better if it had come BEFORE matrix sequels.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST


    by KGersen

    hope not, heh? Given how unrelentingly shit the last one was.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST

    are you joking me?

    by ballsxcrew

    anyone that enjoys vin diesel movies should probably donate their eyes and brain to science. THEN those few idiots wont buy tickets for the next one, slowly pushing this ominous joke of an actor to the bottom (not to mention said eyes and brain being used for something important and constructive of course). demographic eliminated in a day..oh what a world that COULD be.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST

    science fiction fans at the top of your

    by geek molester

    genocides to-do list? At least you have your priorities in order. What's next, are you going to call for the extermination of Adam Sandler fans because they must not be on the same ethereal intellectual plane your throne is perched on?

  • March 11, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    I love me some Riddick.

    by Napolean Solo

    I've always wanted there to be another Riddick installment. Bring it on. I loved COR.

  • March 11, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    In Riddick voice...

    by Napolean Solo


  • March 11, 2009, 3 a.m. CST

    First 30 minutes of BABYLON AD pretty good...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...Like a William Gibson "Sprawl" story done right. Then the "package" (that irritating chick) starts acting up and wrecks the rest of the movie.<p> Nice try, though.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Um... Please God No.

    by bb6634

  • March 11, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    no no you have it all wrong

    by ballsxcrew

    sci fi is amazing. people who poop all over sci fi are not amazing (vin diesel for example). as for my genocides to do the moment, the top would have to go to vin diesel's demographic. my eyes were opened wide in this story/talkback. before that it was just standard stuff (puppies, justin timberlake, and all things happy in general)

  • March 11, 2009, 3:12 a.m. CST

    I agree tha tthe prob with cor was that it takes place

    by southafricanguy

    in what is a different universe to Pitch black. PB was a real world sci-fi ala alien/aliens, but cor was fantasy sci fi ala star wars. A sequal can be really different (like a different genre-think aliens compared to alien)so long as its still the same characters and universe But cor is nt the same universe. My girlfriend loves sci-fi, and in particular she likes more hard edged sci-fi or anime that is rooted in speculative fiction or has anologies to things happening in the world now.(matrix, T2, minority report, aliens etc..while she does nt really like star wars becos its too fantasy for her) I showed her PB which she had never seen, she really liked it and understood the rules and dynamics that the movie sets up as its universe. Then I showed her COR, and she really did nt like it, she thought it was silly and to fantastical.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST


    by southafricanguy

    So then who do you consider to not poop all over sci-fi? What sci-fi do you think is really good/best?

  • March 11, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST


    by geek molester

    best sci-fi movie ever.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:34 a.m. CST


    by southafricanguy

    That movie is an insult to science fiction. The whole vampire angle was retarded. Never mind that the whole movie loked like a cartoon, and a bad one at that, nothing looked real at all.

  • March 11, 2009, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Every idea was stolen from another, better

    by southafricanguy

    science fiction movie. Ok all movies "steal from others" but th etrick is to combine and/or present those ideas in a fresh/interesting/clever way. How the fuck did ultraviolet accomplish any thing like that?

  • March 11, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST


    by southafricanguy

    of directors that dont want to be concerned with silly little things like logic and sense, so long as things look "bad ass kewl". The use of colors was what exactly? What was the point of any of that?

  • March 11, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST


    by southafricanguy

    just destroy hundreds of guys, no-one can touch her, and apparantly no-one can come close to shooting her no matter how outnumbered she is or how many guns they have, becos u know..she's so "bad ass kewl" And really I know this is just my opinion, so take it for what it is, but I really HATE action scenes that look so damn choreographed, like a fucking dance. Its just so whacked out from reality

  • March 11, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Vin Diesel is gay you know

    by barnaby jones

    He can't come out though because his career would be in a worse state than it already is. Game looks pants.

  • March 11, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST


    by Lost Jarv


  • March 11, 2009, 6:06 a.m. CST

    UltraViolet= Retard SciFi

    by redfist

    200 guys with machine guns shoot at you and you....hide behind the sword......yeah I know it was just a hologram....but WTF. <P> Color change, vampire teeth w/ lisp ,yep, retarded.

  • March 11, 2009, 6:08 a.m. CST

    HE'S GAY!?!?!? OMG, GET A ROPE.

    by redfist

  • March 11, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Necromancers? Gayyyyyyyy......

    by MJohnson

    The first movie was a thoroughly enjoyable genre exercise, mostly due to Radha Mitchell's contributions. The second movie was a steaming pile of shit.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Linus Roache was The Purifier?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Man I just saw this last week. How could I have missed that. I guess it was the blond do and skull cap. Here's how dedicated Urban was though. When they have the seen with the Lord Marshall and his crew leaving a planet for the first time, and the stairs fold up, etc. Urban is there and walks back with the rest. This was the last scene filmed, and you really don't see his face. They don't him he didn't have to be there, they could just use anyone because of the suit. He said no, and showed up for work. That is Bale level professionalism.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Hmm two years later Roache and Diesel

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    were both in Find Me Guilty. I saw the movie, but can't place him. I wonder if they had any scenes together?

  • March 11, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST


    by southafricanguy

    prevail. You put that so much better than me, ultraviolet is retarded sci-fi. Its sci-fi for people that expect and demand nothing form the genre in terms of originality, intelligence, or quality. In fact only a person that does not actually like sci-fi could claim to think ultraviolet is good let alone the best sci-fi ever. Because if thats the case you have obviously never seen a sci-fi movie. Its the only explanation as to how you could find anything in that movie compelling or cool.

  • March 11, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST


    by southafricanguy

    its not your fault as you just dont know any better.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    COR was bad ass scifi.

    by knowthyself

    Glad to see a third one is on the way!!

  • March 11, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    riddick features = reveal he's gay

    by knowthyself

    He goes on and on about the sets in a real lispy voice. Yes the man has to be gay. But Riddick is still awesome and being gay doesn't change the character one bit.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:21 a.m. CST


    by beatleMatt

    So most of the talkbackers will shit all over a movie like Watchmen, but have gay love for a NEW Riddick movie? You're all retarded.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Escape from butcher bay

    by u.k. star

    Was an outstanding game. Whilst I'll agree the Chronicles of Riddick had flaws, but Riddick is worth another try. If they get the story right it could be very good. You have to think they'll from their mistakes.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    The Pacifier 2. Fuck Wank Weasel.

    by Damien Chowder

  • March 11, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    CoR was greatness

    by IamZardoz

    Dont know why it was hammered, it was great "alternate universe" type sci-fi with outstanding special effects (ie the way the black wavy stuff came out of the bad guys rocket exhausts). I also liked that Toombs guy too. Bring it on, Ill go see it and buy the DVD too!

  • March 11, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I loved COR

    by Animation

    Pitch Black was "ok" but somehow it just wasnt as fun as COR.

  • March 11, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    To the guy above...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Yeah, five years to re-release a game...and it's the same game. Sounds like the guy's a hero in my book. Oh, you didn't know that? Well, that's what's going on. Welcome to last month's news.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    I love chronicles of the riddick

    by mr.brownstone

    it's a fantasy/barbarian movie in space.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    bring back Toombs

    by mr.brownstone

    has to be said as many times as possible.

  • March 11, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Pitch Black...awesome...CoR...not awesome

    by Nizzuts

    Why do they feel the need to kill a good character off with dumb ass sequels?

  • March 11, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Loved both CoR and Bitch Black...

    by allykatD

    Another film in the series would rock. I love the character of Riddick, he's an outstanding anti-hero. Oh, and bring back Kiera/Jack!

  • March 11, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Young Indiana Riddick

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • March 11, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    ...BLIMEY, that movie was terrible. I swear the director must have had a blindfold on from pre-production on.

  • March 11, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    And as for Babylon A.D.

    by TedKordLives

    According to RottenTomatoes, out of 97 reviews only 7 were positive. I could believe a certain amount of Hollywood conspiracy theory, but those numbers don't lie. Sorry, Media Messiah, you aint leading me anywhere.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    "Shoulda taken the money Toombs"

    by qweruiop

    Awesome line. And I actually came across Chronicles of Riddick from watching it on TNT one night, and right after viewing it found to be one of the most underrated movies ever. Why this movie bombed is beyond me, as there's an entirely original and very captivating new (but livable) world here. Great stuff.

  • March 11, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives: Babylon A.D.--Rent It...Yourself

    by Media Messiah

    Don't believe me...or the critics, learn to think for yourself. Sometimes when a negative campaign starts against someone, it begins to snowball and take on a life of its to popular perception of a particular person, a movie, etc. If people say that someone, or something, is damaged goods, we often believe it, and perception then becomes reality.<BR><BR> I would suggest that you not believe me, or these critics, and decide for yourself. When you do, I suspect, that if you are being fair, that you will agree with me.

  • March 11, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Toombs was an awesome character.

    by allykatD

    he and Riddick traded some of the best lines. I love that guy's line after they landed on Crematorium: I think I shit myself. And Riddicks line about Toombs new crew being skittish. I love CoR, it's actually one of my favorite action/sci-fi movies.

  • March 11, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    vin diesel..........

    by mojoman69

    Sigh, when will he just go away? the worst actor since Steven Seagal.

  • March 12, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST


    by mighty boosh

    For some reason I can't explain, I loved the overblown romp that was the Chronicles of Riddick. It made me laugh (mainly unintentionally) and the production design wasn't bad for what it was. I love it for its faults. And I'm glad a sequel is in the works, hopefully they'll continue from the events at the end of the last film. They should make the Butcher Bay game into a movie too...