Vin Diesel has announced on his Facebook page that location scouting has already begun in New Zealand for a new installment in the “Chronicles of Riddick” franchise, for which director David Twohy has finished the script.
In August, Twohy talked to ShockTillYouDrop.com about the project. “I’ve sketched out two ideas for the next installment,” he said. “Vin and I have decided on one approach of those two, and there’s some interest at the studio level but it would be as a PG-13 film, and we don’t want to do that anymore. That’s one of the concessions we thought we made with ‘Riddick’ that we shouldn’t have made. We also spent too much money and we were too ambitions, so yes, if we do go back to a third one, it will be focused again, hopefully again the same way that ‘Pitch Black’ was, and we’ll spend less money doing it. We’re just trying to figure out how much less we can do it for, because I don’t think Vin is going to work for scale again.”
He added that “the third movie would be more modestly-scaled and it would probably feel more like ‘Pitch Black’ then ‘Chronicles.'”