Last month, Vin Diesel took to Instagram to reveal that he and writer-director David Twohy are not only developing a fourth Riddick movie, entitled The Chronicles of Riddick: Furia, but also a TV show spinoff entitled Merc City. Yesterday, it was announced that the actor's production company One Race Films has signed a multi-year deal with Universal Television, where the TV series will be developed. The actor also recently took to Facebook, where he posted a video alongside David Twohy, where he explains that production may begin on The Chronicles of Riddick: Furia in early 2017. Here's what he had to say, about why fans will have to wait so long for the new movie to start production.
"I couldn't have done Riddick, because I just had (his daughter) Pauline nine months ago, so whenever I'm a fresh dad, I can't go to that dark place. But, if you give me a little time, if you let me make sure all my little angels are walking, 12 months to get us all lined up, we could be looking at starting Riddick early 2017. It does take me awhile. I usually have to go to the woods for five months."
The actor's initial post from November revealed that David Twohy will start writing The Chronicles of Riddick: Furia sometime this month, although he wouldn't divulge any plot details. Given the title alone, most fans assumed that The Chronicles of Riddick: Furia will explore the title character's home planet of Furia, which the actor teased in today's video. Here's what he had to say below.
"Are you guys excited to hear about Furia? Do you want to know where it all began with that dark character Riddick? I dunno if Furia is rated R, it might be a little more expansive in its mythology, it may call for..."
However, David Twohy confirmed, "It'll be rated R." It isn't known if the actor's statement means that The Chronicles of Riddick: Furia is a prequel or an origin story, or if he simply meant this movie will explore the planet that Riddick came from. It isn't known if the TV series, Merc City, will be connected to this big screen adventure as well. You can visit Vin Diesel's Facebook to watch his entire nine-minute video with writer-director David Twohy. Chime in with your thoughts on this new project, and stay tuned for more updates.