David Twohy talks up his Riddick plans

Despite the critical crushing and modest box office of The Chronicles of Riddick at the box office, David Twohy just can't stop brainstorming ideas for another Vin Diesel film.

While Chronicles was originally designed to be part one of a trilogy, the problems that film encountered have clearly weighed on the writer-director.

"The third movie would be more modestly-scaled and it would probably feel more like Pitch Black then Chronicles," he tells Shock 'Till You Drop as we all breathe a sigh of relief.

"It will always be Riddick-centric."

So what are his plans? Sounds like he might have a problem with ratings.

"I've sketched out two ideas for the next installment," he says.

"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."

Really? You don't say.

If the pair really can make something that harkens back to the style and efficiency of Pitch Black, we'd be happy to watch it. But nothing's solid yet, so don't go getting in line...

[Source: Shock 'Till You Drop ]

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James White is a freelance journalist who has been covering film and TV for over two decades. In that time, James has written for a wide variety of publications including Total Film and SFX. He has also worked for BAFTA and on ODEON's in-cinema magazine.