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]

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I'm just going to say this right away, I didn't read everyone / half of the comments, but I don't think he is trying to say that these movies / this series is the equivalent to Lord of the Rings from a content type or whatever, but rather from a filming process.

From what I gathered from /film was that they may film the next two movies at the same time, much like Lord of the Rings did, or the Matrix sequels were filmed. You wouldn't really walk out and say the Matrix Sequels = Two Towers / Return of the King (at least, I wouldn't), but you could say they were filmed in 'similar time format ways' or whatever usage you want.

Again the second part is (from my interpretation) because he refers to these new movies & chronicles as a 'trilogy' but obviously if you include pitch black into the equation, you have four movies, and unless he starts making up words like the Alien series, he's saying that the three chronicles movies are a trilogy based on the characters/themes presented in pitch black, in the same way Lord of the rings was a trilogy 'based' on the characters/themes in the Hobbit.

That's my own interpretation, anyhow.

As for the movies themselves, I'm excited. I enjoyed pitch black and chronicles, and sure, they weren't the greatest works of fiction / science fiction / film ever presented, but they were enjoyable, had interesting ideas, mythos, etc, and let's face it, no matter how you feel about Vin Diesel, I think most people hold him as a sort of guilty pleasure. At least, most people I know do. And in a world where there's a fourth fast & furious annoucenced/in production, you have to hold on to the little things, man, the little things.