Vin Diesel’s been to Babylon and back, now, in spite of the odds, he’s ready to continue the Chronicles of Riddick.
MTV Movies Blog caught up with the last, or most recent, action hero and it seems Diesel is ready to make good on the promise he made a few years back about a sequel to the Richard B. Riddick story. Now Diesel not only wants to do one more story, he is considering a fourth chapter as well.
“David Twohy right now is writing the scripts. The only question is whether we take a page from the Lord of the Rings guys and try to shoot the two chapters at the same time. There are two in mind,” Diesel said.
The most recent entry, The Chronicles of Riddick, was said to be the equivalent of Riddick’s “The Hobbit,” a prequel about the Furyan warrior who stood out in the 2000 film Pitch Black.
Diesel also explained where Riddick will go next, having taken the title of Necromonger King in the previous entry. “Sooner or later we all end up in the Underverse,” Diesel told MTV.
The question many people are asking is if the story of Riddick can stand up to two more films, especially after it only made $57 million domestically. Diesel seems to think so. “Everyone knows I love the Riddick character and I’m always working on it,” Diesel explained when asked why it took so long to get another Riddick film out. “It just takes five years to make another one because David Twowy and I are so precious about it.”
Precious? Has Vin Diesel gone Gollum on us? It would explain why Diesel disappeared off the film radar for quite some. That or he needed time to heal from the sting of criticism The Pacifier and Find Me Guilty received.
Would you be interested in seeing two more Riddick stories? Does Vin Diesel still have star power?