Having spilled the bean on the possibility of two "The Chronicles of Riddick" sequels being developed previously, action movie star Vin Diesel gives updates on the proposed films status. "Maybe we're too tight-lipped about the next Chronicles of Riddick film," he told GameSpot of when details could be coming out, "and I think circa the release of [Assault on Dark Athena] that's probably when you'll start hearing more about the next Riddick film."
"It is underway and I almost think it's a coincidence that we haven't heard anything, that there hasn't been a lot of public stuff on the Riddick movie," the 41-year-old added during the interview for the upcoming release of "The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena" game. "But it's interesting that you've made that comment."
He furthermore said, "Maybe we've been too tight-lipped about the movie, and you'll probably hear a lot more about it as this game is released. I think we were so adamant about knocking this game out of the park that we've been doing a lot of late hours --t he overtime's on the game at the moment while [Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick screenwriter] David Twohy is finishing up the next script."
Back in late summer 2008, Vin Diesel has offered up what David Twohy and he have in mind on the follow-up movies. At the time, the star of "The Pacifier" suggested that they have an idea to shoot two chapters at the same time and present the franchise as "a three part trilogy that would answer 'Pitch Black' in the same way that 'Lord of the Rings' answered 'The Hobbit'."
Released on June 11, 2004, "The Chronicles of Riddick" centers on the adventures of Richard B. Riddick as he tries to avoid capture from bounty hunter Toombs following the events happened in 2000 movie "Pitch Black". The movie starring also Judi Dench, Karl Urban and Thandie Newton made as much as $57.8 million nationwide and collected a worldwide total of $115.8 million.