New Riddick film to pick up directly after Pitch Black

After mixed reactions, the franchise goes back to the source

After a troubled reception for 2004’s The Chronicles Of Riddick, Vin Diesel’s third outing as the muscle-bound anti-hero is said to be a direct sequel to the original film, 2000’s cult hit Pitch Black which originally propelled him to prominence.

According to an early version of the script, Riddick will find himself trapped on a  planet fighting off mercenaries and “creatures”, orchestrated by a villain with a connection to Pitch Black.

Casting on the film begun today.

Moviehole broke the news and you can check out their take on it here, be warned though – there’s spoilers!