Yesterday, Vin Diesel posted the above pic of himself as Riddick on the set of the latest movie in the franchise. Apparently, this is a labor of love for Riddick and mastermind David Twohy. It doesn’t seem like this is something that people or Hollywood would want, which is kind of confirmed by Slashfilm’s report that this is an indie project.
Even though this is not something I would want or am even remotely clamoring for — who the hell walks around wishing or pleading for a third Riddick flick? — I kind of like the Riddick character and the universe and could be convinced to drop by and hang out again.
Official plot synopsis of the third entry: “Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.”
Now, if this were an Alien/Predator/Riddick crossover movie I could totally get down with that.