It took years for Vin Diesel and David Twohy to finally get their third Riddick movie off the ground, and even once production began, the project ran into further troubles and was forced to go on a two-month hiatus while it paid off its debts. But production is back in full swing at the Montreal set now, and things are looking up, at least on the casting front.

According to new reports, Colombiana actor Jordi Mollà has entered negotiations to play the head villain, while Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff, who was offered a part back in the fall, is now in final talks to board the untitled picture. More details after the jump.

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Real Steel 2, Resident Evil: Retribution, and Riddick are in completely different stages of development at this point, but they all have one thing in common: Everyone wants to return for them. (Well, that and the fact that they all start with the letter R.) After the jump, read about the following:

  • Shawn Levy and Hugh Jackman are confirmed for Real Steel 2 — a week and a half before Real Steel 1 has even hit theaters.
  • Michelle Rodriguez becomes the latest former Resident Evil star to board the upcoming fifth installment.
  • Karl Urban agrees to reprise his role for the long-gestating Riddick.

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For years, Vin Diesel and David Twohy have sworn up and down that they were going to make a sequel to the Pitch Black spin-off The Chronicles of Riddick. As far back as this site has existed, and beyond, the pair have said they’d like to continue the story of the sci-fi badass and wanted criminal Riddick, but when the 2004 film failed to explode at the box office, grossing barely $60 million domestic, those plans stalled. But the pair have kept thinking about the idea, developing it, and now with Diesel a hot commodity once again (based off the huge success of Fast Five) it seems the Riddick sequel is once again a possibility.

Diesel took to his Facebook page and said that he and Twohy could be ready to shoot a hard-R rated version of the film as early as this summer…if he was willing to work for scale, which basically means minimum wage for actors. Will Diesel do it? And what exactly did he say? Read it after the break. Read More »

Vin Diesel has been promising a third Riddick movie for some time. The film would be a new link in the chain that began with Pitch Black and continued with The Chronicles of Riddick, with a short animated film linking them. (And which spawned one surprisingly good game, Escape From Butcher Bay, and a not shabby game sequel, Assault on Dark Athena.)

We don’t know much about the new film, which remains in the conceptual stages, but a new statement by the actor teases a bit of development on the Riddick front. Read More »

Two Riddick Sequels Still In The Works

Vin Diesel revealed to MTV that screenwriter David Twowy is writing the scripts for two Riddick sequels. And for Diesel, the question isn’t if another Riddick movie will go into production it is if they will attempt to “shoot the two chapters at the same time” ala Lord of the Rings or The Matrix sequels. Diesel has been talking up a third Riddick film for some time now. In March 2006 he sad a storyline had already been written for a third film in which Riddick would enter The Underverse. The fourth Riddick film would then conclude  the “Chronicles” trilogy, with a return to Furya.

The character of Riddick first appeared in Pitch Black. The Furyan warrior went on to appear in one big screen sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick, and two video games The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and the upcoming The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. Last we heard, Universal was not interested in producing the films, and that they had planned to fund a sequel independently.

Discuss: Does anyone still care about Riddick?