There might be another "Chronicles of Riddick" movie, some day. And if that day comes, Karl Urban will be there.
The "Star Trek" actor will be reprising his role as the ever-scowling Lord Vaako in "The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking," a movie that's nowhere close to getting the green light, according to Bloody Disgusting.
Urban and Thandie Newton played a kind of Macbeth/Lady Macbeth couple in the world of "Riddick," a young, hot couple who should be further up society's ladder than they are. No word yet on whether Newton will be returning as Dame Vaako in the movie that might never happen.
The official synopsis for "The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking" is as follows:
"Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Vin Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction."
Ahem. We believe bounty hunters are supposed to be referred to as "mercs" in this universe.
There's always been something depressing about the whole "Riddick" series. "Pitch Black" was a neat little sci-fi flick, an "Alien" clone that hinted at a much larger world -- but not one that we were necessarily interested in discovering beyond watching a ragtag group of survivors fight for their lives against nocturnal beasties on a desolate planet.
Then everything exploded with "The Chronicles of Riddick," a bloated, disjointed vanity project from Vin Diesel and director David Twohy that proved they could come up with a geek mythology as confusing and silly as anything that's been on Syfy.
The thing is, nobody really wants another "Riddick" movie, but Diesel and Twohy keep insisting that we do. It's gone beyond vanity and into complete delusion. And so we stand by and watch two men fight valiantly to keep their outer space dream alive.
"The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking" will begin production when Vin Diesel and David Twohy find a rich producer that shares their lonely vision.