The possibility of a third Riddick movie — reportedly titled The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking — has always been a rather tenuous one, though it did start to seem within the realms of possibility when Karl Urban joined the cast. That is, admittedly, not the biggest boost of confidence, but someone other than Vin Diesel and David Twohy putting their name on this thing is a good step. Heck, it’s actually sort of a first step, but you get the point.
Now, TMZ (via CinemaBlend) reports that “the production company” — which I’m guessing is either One Race Productions or Radar Films — has payed off any existing debts, thus making the Montreal studio in which production was underway open their doors once more to cast and crew. To my surprise, it’s said that some early shooting had already been going on before the production was shut down; it’ll continue on December 28th, presumably without any stops.
This doesn’t quite solve all financial troubles, since some crew members still need compensation for their work — but it’s absolutely an improvement over their very recent situation. And although the film’s IMDb page has, with the exception of Diesel and Urban, a suspicious lack of actors, now would be as good a time as any to assemble your cast. Unless, of course, you want to do a Gerry-style take on the sci-fi franchise, possibly the only way I would be looking forward to a third Riddick.
Are you happy to hear that Riddick is back on track?
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