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Vin Diesel in live action follow-up to Pitch Black & The Chronicles of Riddick   Vin Diesel in live action follow-up to Pitch Black & The Chronicles of Riddick
By Salar Golestanian @ 13 Aug 2011 :: Article Rating
A live action follow-up to Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick is something I have been waiting years for since 2004. Pitch Black helped launch star Vin Diesel’s career and it spawned a big budget sequel which didn’t meet critical or financial success the studio hoped for. Since then however, writer/director David Twohy and Vin Diesel have taken it upon themselves to find a way to make Riddick 3 happen, one that would return the franchise to its simpler, harsher roots and wrap-up the story of Riddick. 

Vin Diesel and writer/director David Twohy have found a way to move forward with the third film based on the character ‘Riddick’. According to Moviehole, the currently-untitled second sequel to ‘Pitch Black’ is now casting and getting ready to go into production.

“Here’s who they’re scouting for at the moment:
  • Boss Johns
  • Santana
  • The sexy female merc Dahl
  • The smug commander Krone”
The new film is likely to be closer in spirit to the excellent and spare ‘Pitch Black’ as opposed to ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’. Currently filming ‘Dredd’, Karl Urban is also rumored to possibly be reprising his role as “Vaaco”. However, I much prefered The Chronicles of Riddick" so my hope is that they go for the more Epic sequal than the dark "Pitch Black"

The last update we heard on the project, currently titled Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, came from Diesel himself who explained that principal shooting on Riddick 3 could begin as early as the summer, but with summer coming to an end and them finalizing the financial side of things, it has’t happened just yet. Yesterday’s news however, sheds more positive light on Riddick, as the latest inside information hints that casting is already underway.

Moviehole has the exclusive that Anne McCarthy, casting director for the last two Riddick films and Insidious, is testing actors for key supporting roles and they know what four of these roles are: “Boss Johns,” “Santana,” “the sexy female merc Dahl” and “The smug commander Krone.”

Reported that Riddick surrounded by monsters on the planet and uses flashbacks to show the audience how he ended up there. As we heard last year, Vaako (Karl Urban) plays a small part in the film and helps Riddick – who’s hated by the Necromongers – return to his home planet of Furya. Things of course, do not go according to plan, and Diesel ends up abandoned on this other planet with bounty hunters picking up on his distress call. It is there, among the teams of bounty hunters looking for Riddick, that there contains a key story link back to the original Pitch Black, allowing the trilogy to go full circle much like with what we’re seeing in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

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