Chronicles Of Riddick Is New Lord Of The Rings, Diesel Says

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Click to viewMore silver-eyed alien warrior action is coming your way according to the Riddick himself, Vin Diesel. The cold-as-ice Furyan has been living on in the video game world, but it's been four years since we've seen him on the big screen. Diesel revealed that writer/director David Twohy is working on not one, but two Riddick scripts. And the pair have big fat epic dreams for this character. Looks like Diesel and Twohy are looking for a big picture deal with their new Riddick franchise. Vin Diesel told MTV:

David Twohy right now is writing the scripts. The only question is whether we take a page from the Lord of the Rings guys and try to shoot the two chapters at the same time. There are two more in mind... The Chronicles of Riddick was presented as a three part trilogy that would answer Pitch Black in the same way that Lord of the Rings answered The Hobbit.


I'm for it, as long as Twohy address the hella confusing mythology that revolved around the Necromongers. I loved the Underverse, but I didn't really understand where they were going with the whole undead alien race who can die. Last we left off, Riddick was running the show as ruler of the Necromongers, or at least one shipfull. [MTV]


Charlie Jane Anders

@orehitna: Fair enough... the headline is a little bit misleading, my fault. Diesel didn't just say they might film the two Riddick sequels concurrently. He also compared the Chronicles of Riddick to LOTR by saying Riddick "answered" Pitch Black the same way LOTR "answered" The Hobbit. So it seemed as though he was definitely comparing Riddick to LOTR. But it may have been a slight stretch to say he said Riddick is the new LOTR. Sometimes you go a little far for the sake of a fun headline. :)