Vin Diesel’s affection for his fanbase saw him officially confirm the fourth Riddick movie via social media earlier today. And while we already knew it was on the cards, the action stalwart had a couple of surprises in store for his “global family.” David Twohy swung by to chat with the Fast and Furious star through live video streamed straight to Diesel’s Facebook, and the pair discussed the upcoming Furia.
The fourth movie plans to revisit the saga that began with Pitch Black in 1999, and focus its attention on the origins of Diesel’s brooding Furyan. While it’s currently in the scripting stages, Twohy outright confirmed his plans for it to bear the R-rating, which confirms it’ll follow in the footsteps of its dark fantasy predecessors. As for what exactly Riddick’s past contains, the pair remained tight-lipped, except for Diesel, who revealed it will be a “little more expansive in its mythology.” Shooting on Furia is expected to begin in early 2017.
Neither shed any light on the accompanying series set within the same world entitled Merc City. Diesel announced plans via Instagram a month back for the connected TV show though, and today Deadline confirmed that the actor’s One Race production arm is indeed pushing forward with the project. It seems like a missed opportunity to not delve into it, especially as we know so little about its premise except that it will explore the lore of mercenaries and bounty hunters of the gritty sci-fi universe.
As always, we’ll keep you posted when Diesel lets loose another stream of info on Furia and Merc City.
Source: Vin Diesel's Facebook