Never has a working title needed more, um, work.
Corona Coming Attractions have managed to get their mitts on David Twohy’s script for the third Riddick flick starring Vin Diesel, and they’ve revealed the sequel’s official title.
Without further ado, it’s... The Chronicles Of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking .
Wait, is that crickets we hear? Um, yeah, so Twohy’s gone for a puntastic re-word of that dramatic tearjerker from 1995 starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.
Why? Well, because gleaming-eyed ex-con Riddick is going to be stalked by deadly creatures back on his home planet of Furya. Geddit?
Sigh. The good news is that other than the dodgy title, reactions to the script for the third instalment in the franchise are generally off-the-charts positive.
According to CCA , the story finds Riddick a new man, ditching his Necromonger crown (he hands it to Vakko, played by Karl Urban in Chronicles ) and heads back to Furya. But there, he falls prey to creatures and mercenaries who want his blood.
CCA liken the film to the Mad Max series, calling it this franchise’s Road Warrior . Which basically means is pared back and tough as nails, taking place “on a world where there’s three moons and mud demons and trisons and two shipfuls of mercs hunting down the galaxy’s most wanted man”.
We should also expect this Riddick to go R all the way, with dialogue that will turn the alien air blue, and a smart script that reveals “how crafty and deadly Riddick is at the top of his game”.
Call us stupid, but we’re really looking forward to this. Pitch Black remains perhaps the best flick of Vin Diesel's (and David Twohy’s) career. So with their PG shackles cast off, who knows what kind of madness they’ll be able to dream up for this re-team.
Let’s just see about sorting out that title, eh fellas?
What's next... Riddick 4: Kingdom Of The Necromonger's Skull ? Think this title needs changing pronto?