Vin Diesel announces the next chapter in the Riddick franchise
Last year, Vin Diesel revealed that there was already interest about another chapter in the fan-favorite “Riddick” franchise, but since then there has been little talk of when or what the next chronicle would be. Now, Diesel has taken to Instagram to announce not only the next film but also a spin-off television series.
“Last night our company had a party to launch our TV division,” Diesel writes. “MERC CITY is a show that will follow the Mercs and Bounty Hunters of the Riddick Universe. Next Month, DT begins writing the next Chapter in the Chronicles of Riddick… FURIA.”
“DT” of course is filmmaker David Twohy, who has written and directed all three of the “Riddick” films – 2000’s Pitch Black, 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick, and 2013’s Riddick. Twohy has also written the two animated Riddick shorts, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury and Riddick: Blindsided.
Despite only moderate success at the box office, the “Riddick” series has developed a bit of a cult following since its debut. The three films in the “Riddick” series have grossed a combined total of $267 million at the worldwide box office. The sci-fi franchise has also featured other noted fan favorites in supporting roles, including Keith David (The Thing, “Community), Karl Urban (Star Trek, Dredd), Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”), and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, SPECTRE).