Riddick Series Returning With New Movie and TV Show

But no word yet on any new games.


Vin Diesel has announced two new Riddick projects. Writing on Instagram on Friday night, Diesel confirmed that the fourth Riddick movie will be called Furia, while a TV show called Merc City is also coming.

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"Merc City is a show that will follow the Mercs and Bounty Hunters of the Riddick Universe," he said. The show will be produced by a new TV subsidiary of Diesel's own One Race Films production company.

Concerning the new Riddick movie, Diesel said director David Twohy will start writing Furia in December.

The name Furia suggests the movie will involve the Furyans. Riddick the character is one of the only surviving members of the Furyans. The TV show Merc City also sounds like it has some strong potential.

2013's Riddick was the most recent entry in the series; it generated more than $98 million in worldwide box office receipts. Diesel's other upcoming projects includeFurious 8 and XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.

As for Riddick games, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay was released in 2004 for the original Xbox and PC, while sequel Assault on Dark Athena launched in 2009 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. A mobile game called Riddick: The Merc Files was released in 2013.

No new games in the series have been announced.

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