Actor Vin Diesel and director David Twohy are set to reunite for a new entry in the fan-favorite Riddick series, with a fourth film titled Riddick: Furya. The new film will be written and directed by Twohy, with Diesel attached to star and produce the film under his One Race Films banner.
Riddick: Furya will continue the story of Diesel’s Richard B. Riddick, as he “finally returns to his homeworld, a place he barely remembers and one he fears might be left in ruins by the Necromongers. But there he finds other Furyans fighting for their existence against a new enemy. And some of these Furyans are more like Riddick than he could have ever imagined.”
“Our legion fans have demanded it for years, and now we’re finally ready to honor their call-to-action with Riddick: Furya,” said Twohy in a statement. “My collaboration with Vin and One Race has spanned 20 fruitful years, as together we’ve created three movies, two video games, an anime production, and motion comics for the internet. This new big-screen event will see a return to Riddick’s homeworld, where we finally get to explore Riddick’s genesis.”
Originally released under the name Pitch Black in 2000, the first film in the Riddick series told the story of criminal Richard B. Riddick, a criminal with surgically modified eyes that makes him highly sensitive to light. The first film wasn’t a major hit, but quickly gained a cult following that led to two sequels, 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick, and 2013’s Riddick.