Believe it or not, it's been 15 years since Vin Diesel first assumed the role of Richard B. Riddick, the mercenary with cool eyes that can see in the dark, in the film "Pitch Black." Back then, he rocked sleeveless shirts and leather pants to movie premieres, because it was the 2000s and whatever.
After "Pitch Black," Riddick got two more movies in the franchise, 2004's "The Chronicles Of Riddick" and 2013's "Riddick." And over the weekend, Vin took to Instagram to tease that we still haven't seen the last of the character just yet. "Last night Our company had a party to launch Our TV division. Very exciting. MERC CITY is a show that will follow the Mercs and Bounty Hunters of the Riddick Universe. Next Month, DT begins writing the next Chapter in the Chronicles of Riddick... FURIA. #HappyFurianFriday," he wrote to caption a photo of him and Judi Dench, who plays Aereon in the series.
So, let's break this down. We've got a "Riddick" sequel to look forward to, Vin says, saying that "DT" (David Twohy, who wrote and directed every "Riddick" film) will begin work on the film in December -- a film that's due to be called "Furia." But what's this about a TV show? "Merc City," as it will apparently be called, will be a mercenary- and bounty hunter-centric series.
Pretty cool how Vin's been revisiting his past characters, especially with news of "xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage" in the works. "Hands down one of the most fun characters I've played is Xander... Stunts are intense and call for rigorous training but the execution is just FUN!" he captioned a throwback photo from "xXx."
But still, long live Riddick! Vin's pretty much seeing to that himself.