Vin Diesel is returning to star and produce a third chapter in The Chronicles of Riddick franchise. The new film, titled Riddick, will be distributed domestically by Universal Pictures and international rights will be handled by Lionsgate [Variety]:
Plot details are being kept under wraps. But insiders say the third outing will hew closer in tone to the cult hit “Pitch Black” and will focus on the character of Riddick as opposed to the universe he inhabits, which was the case with the critically panned “Chronicles of Riddick.”
Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick Writer/director David Twohy will return to direct Riddick from a script he penned.