Riddick 3 Title & Script Review

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

chronicles of riddick 3 Riddick 3 Title & Script Review

Even after Chronicles of Riddick became a big box office disappointment for Universal Pictures and actor/producer Vin Diesel, there’s been talk of Riddick 3 for years. Diesel is passionate about the character which is exemplified in his work on the video games and voicing the character in an animated feature titled The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.

Diesel, along with Riddick’s most loyal fans, knew there was opportunity to make another great film along the lines of his introduction in Pitch Black. So, working with director/writer David Twohy, the plan is bring Riddick back to his roots in a lower budget and grittier, harsher take on the character with no concessions being made for the big studio mainstream mentality.

As it should be.

Corona Coming Attractions posted an exclusive review of the script for Vin Diesel’s third Riddick movie which is now titled Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking and we have the juicy details on it for you.

The last we heard on the project was that they were scouting locations in New Zealand a few months back and that the Riddick 3′s story would follow Riddick on a barren planet playing the survival game. In the film, Vin Diesel’s character would reportedly be combatting three-legged bisons (“trisons”), mud demons and bounty hunters who ride in style on jetcycles.

Reading through the script review, we know a lot more details about the movie now, including specifics as to how Dead Man Stalking will fit in with the events of Chronicles of Riddick which saw the title character seemingly become Lord Marshal to the Necromonger army by the end of the movie. There are definite spoilers and revelations about the story if you read on so be warned.

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[Spoiler Alert]

We’ll go through this bullet form to keep it short and to the point. Here are some key details about Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking:

  • Movie starts with Riddick on the ground of a barren planet, near death as he’s surrounded by creatures that deem him as prey.
  • There are flashbacks to when Riddick took over the Necros which feature Karl Urban’s character, Vaako.
  • Riddick has not fully accepted leadership and some aren’t pleased. Assassins continue to come after him.
  • Riddick offers to give Vaako command if he takes him to his home planet of Furya.
  • Vaako agrees and on their trip, things go bad and he ends up where we see him at the start.
  • There’s a big reveal about Riddick in the movie about a connection to a character previously seen in the franchise.
  • The script certainly earns its hard R-rating – violence and language is authentic Riddick.
  • Riddick is finally depicted as the hardcore human hunter he was hinted at being in Pitch Black.

It sounds to me like us Riddick fans are in for something special if this movie is done right. The film reportedly has a $60 million budget which isn’t as small as I expected it to be, but that’s a good thing with a lot of the scenes being described. It seems the investors Diesel sold the ideas and story on are very confident about the 100-page script.

I’m also very supportive of Twohy’s and Diesel’s strictness on bringing the character to screen the right way this time and that Riddick 3 have that R-rating.

Diesel is making his comeback and now that he’s fully accepted the idea of sticking with the franchises that treat him well (Fast & Furious, XxX) I think there’s a great opportunity with the next Riddick movie.

What do you think about the story of Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking?

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Source: Corona Coming Attractions (via IESB)

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  1. TBH I’m quite afraid, the change from CoR to this seems so crap and abrupt. You might have guessed it, I didn’t like Pitch Black, IMO it was cheap and boring. CoR had style and art that was admirable, the fact it didn’t prove a box office hit says a lot about the emptiness of people.
    And yeah – the title of this one is just weird and I’m not holding my breath because of the script hints.

  2. Keep up the good work on the script sounds interesting maybe mix this up with saving jack along the way. I think both films were fantastic vin def made the films so hopefully he pulls this one of to, go vin your the man

  3. three best films of all times ever in history and time to come…………
    Screamers— story by phillip dick– screenplay by tejada flores.
    Pitch black– david twohy–vin diesel
    chronicles of riddick

    god bless em

  4. Chronicles was really good, but I honestly preferred Pitch Black more. Can’t wait to see how this next one comes out, seems like it will be a perfect mixture of the two.

  5. Words can not even begin to describe how excited I am that this is actually, finally in the works. I am a die-hard fan of Riddick’s character, to say the least. My love for Riddick is no less than an obsession. I hope that somehow Jack/Kyra remains as a part of the series. I loved Pitch Black, and Chronicles of Riddick. Both were great, imo. They both had their strong points, though they were two completely different stories. I can not wait for this next installment. Diesel and Twohy both have my full support. The R rating just makes it that much more exciting. I can hardly imagine the concept of Riddick, uncensored. All I’ve got to say is that any enemy of his better watch their backs. I am anxiously awaiting the release of Riddick 3, and will be constantly hoping for the fourth that has also been hinted at through the years.

  6. Words can not describe how much I look forward to this movie. Pitch Black was my childhood sci-fi introduction, and the character of Riddick to this day maintains a position as one of my favorite characters ever. STOKED.

  7. If you haven’t seen it yet, the director’s cut of “Chronicles of Riddick” was surprisingly good: ran smoother, explained more, made more sense with the additional footage, and essentially upgraded the film from a C to a B+/A-.

  8. Good Info in clean way

  9. I have watched Riddick 3 just 8hr ago, and if only I was allowed to stay to watch it again, I surely would! Guys it’s awesome! Vin has really embraced the Riddick character that when you see him on some other times like interviews or on other future film, you will be brought back to seing him as Riddick. The serries of events and actions where carefully arranged – “It flatters me” (from Riddick).
    I agree with you Riddick, the “world wanted every piece of you” coz you’re so awsome!And when “When the chains come off, you leave in the first five seconds” because “yet again, we play for blood.”
    This movie obviously left a promis of a big bang on the next Riddick movie, and surely will I buy a ticket.
    Aint no afraid of the dark are you?