Vin Diesel has announced that he’s developing two Riddick projects: a fourth film titled Furia, and a television show titled Merc City.
The 48-year-old actor made the announcement via Instagram, stating that his company, One Race Films will be handling the film, with Director David Twohy starting work on the first script for Furia next month.
Furia will open up some long-unanswered questions about Riddick’s past, something that’s been hinted at throughout the last couple of movies. Furyans had been a race of humanity with some unique characteristics, and which had been largely exterminated by the Necromongers – Riddick is one of the last surviving members of his race.
As for the TV show, the Mercs of this universe would be utterly delightful. The Riddick franchise has always had the markings of a really cool, well-built science fiction universe, and the general lawlessness is something that could be really exciting to see week to week.
Hopefully, Furia will be see more succcess than 2013’s Riddick. As good as Pitch Black? Maybe?