It’s happening! Director David Twohy and star Vin Diesel are officially re-teaming for a fourth instalment of the Riddick franchise.
The action-horror series, which launched in 2000 with the film Pitch Black, was last seen on our screens in 2013. The fourth film will be called Riddick: Furya and will see Riddick finally returning to his home world, “a place he barely remembers and one he fears might be left in ruins by the Necromongers. But there he finds other Furyans fighting for their existence against a new enemy. And some of these Furyans are more like Riddick than he could have ever imagined.”
In addition to directing, Twohy wrote the script for Riddick: Furya, which Diesel will star in and produce under his One Race Films banner. Samantha Vincent will also produce.
“Our legion fans have demanded it for years, and now we’re finally ready to honor their call to action with Riddick: Furya,” Twhoy told Deadline. “My collaboration with Vin and One Race has spanned 20 fruitful years, as together we’ve created three movies, two video games, an anime production, and motion comics for the internet. This new big-screen event will see a return to Riddick’s homeworld, where we finally get to explore Riddick’s genesis.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)