RIDDICK 3 Is Called DEAD MAN STALKING; New Details on the Upcoming Flick

     April 12, 2010


Lots of new details have come to light regarding David Twohy’s third Riddick movie with the worst detail being the title: The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking.  If you’re thinking about making your title a pun: don’t.  Thankfully, that’s the worst-sounding part of the new film.  Corona Coming Attractions has read the script for the new film and learned that we’re going back to meaner, leaner Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel).  The character has given up the Necromonger crown, shrugged off the shackles of civilization, and returned to his home planet of Furya.  The only problem is that now he’s being stalked by deadly creatures and deadly mercenaries.

Hit the jump for more details on the film.

chronicles_of_riddick_escape_from_butcher_bay.jpgThe film starts off with Riddick giving up the Necromonger crown to Vakko (Karl Urban in The Chronicles of Riddick) although the Underverse is never mentioned.  Corona describe the flick as

The Road Warrior to Pitch Black‘s Mad Max; a stripped-down, hard-edge actioner that just happens to take place on a world where there’s three moons and mud demons and trisons and two shipfuls of mercs hunting down the galaxy’s most wanted man.

And make no mistake, this will be hard-R rated film.  My hope is that it will go at least as far at the Chronicles of Riddick videogames.  Riddick is an anti-hero.  He has his own code and that code involves killing things in a brutal fashion.  Other fun lines from the piece:

- Free from the constraints of delivering a PG-13 movie, the dialogue in Dead Man Stalking is more suited to a film like Training Day; the mercs we meet are hard living people, not those washout fakeout space mercs from a film like Alien Resurrection.

- There’s one more thing that I’m going to say about this third appearance of Riddick, and it’s that we truly get to see how scary smart he is when hunting human prey… Twohy sets up several scenes which shows us how crafty and deadly Riddick is at the top of his game, and to the mercs. When fitted to the unrestrained language and action rating level, this is why Dead Man Stalking has potential to be the setting stone for any follow-up sequels.

The article is a great read and it’s not that spoilery.  Check it out and be thankful we’re finally getting a third Riddick movie.  Let’s just hope they change that awful title.

  • http://ciclotimia.blogspot.com/ [A]

    Yay for bad cinema.

  • Boo

    Yay for film snobs.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GHB4QO3563AXBMU6XIZH3C3P24 Aquariasm

    Good. Screw movies slated for PG marketing.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GHB4QO3563AXBMU6XIZH3C3P24 Aquariasm

    Good. Screw movies slated for PG marketing.

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  • Carlos

    The title could be better with a play on words….
    The Chronicles of Riddick: Hunted Pray….Hunter, Pray

  • Carlos

    Woopsss…Sorry misspelling error…
    The title could be better with a play on words….
    The Chronicles of Riddick: Hunted Prey….Hunter, Pray

  • Deeznutz

    That's good. They need to keep it more in line with Pitch Black which, beginning to end, was a good movie. Chronicles of Riddick had some amazing sequences on the Crematoria planet – very creative writing, directing, etc., but most of the movie was not so great. Kind of like Battlestar Galactica meets Lord of the Rings..?? I mean come on, Necromongers and their campaign of conquest? How cheesy and already-done-a-million-times-before.

  • Jaq

    Pitch Black meets Predator

  • Josh

    if you dont like any of his movies..dont comment on the page..i honestly cant wait for the new one to come out.. loved both pitch black and chronicles of riddick…

  • Necroman

    “You shoulda took the money toombs”!

  • Rid-Dick

    I’ve heard it will look more like Pitch Black than Chronicles of Riddick. Which is a good thing. I find Pitch Black way better then Chronicles.

    I can’t wait!

  • Payton

    Awsome I hope it is worth the wait

  • Hungsd

    YESSSSSS Cant wait. I loved Pitch Black – Great movie…COR was good too but way to different from the first.

  • Duskangels

    I loved both riddick movies and can’t wait til this is finally released! I loved the chronicles of riddick just as much as pitch black! Anyone who disagrees doesn’t know movies and is desensitized by corporate media!

  • Coach T

    Vin posted on FB that the name of the film is, “The Exorcism of Riddick”

  • Furya

    It sounds a good picture, the compromise of it and the details I have read indicate that this could certainly be a winner. Although I don’t think it could come close to how Pitch Black was…it was and always will be the finest chapter in the franchise.

    Although…I do like to be proven wrong, but no sequel has ever surpassed the original. This one must be special due to it being in the works for quite some time. Fingers crossed it does what it says on the tin.

    • mark

      I’m really looking forward to it. I was introduced to Riddick when I took home the DVD The Cronicles of Riddick. It blew me away and i’ve lost track of how many times I’ve watched it. I also love Pitch Black. I thought the trailer to “The Cronicles …” was a disappointment and it would not have made me want to go and see it but the film itself f..ing rocks.

      • Mark

        Riddick is The best action hero since Rambo maybe even better.

  • kevin

    its been 3 years since this page was posted. Has the movie been called off? i still havnt seen a realease date or a single preview?