As JoBlo reports (via Twohy’s official site), Twohy always envisioned the Riddick films as “at least a trilogy,” so this news isn’t exactly surprising — but for fans of the films, it’ll still be encouraging to know they may see Vin Diesel strap on the goggles again. As Twohy says on his site:
Yes, I got your emails demanding another movie; yes I keep bumping into guys at the airport and at conventions and I take your pleas to heart. All I can say now is “We’re talking about it.” The DVD numbers were really good — we know that, and some potential financiers know that. But if another movie surfaces, then it probably won’t be a Universal movie and probably will be an independent movie… But that’s okay… Maybe it’s time to go back to our roots — as we go on to the UnderVerse.
Pitch Black, while not a classic by any definition, made good use of its limited budget, so maybe this “return to roots” could be a good thing for the series. Or not. Are people seriously demanding another Riddick movie?