‘Riddick: Furya’ Sets Production Start Date As Rocket Science Locks In Pic’s International Distribution

Vin Diesel is set to enter production on Riddick: Furya, the anticipated fourth installment of the Riddick franchise, on August 26.

Shooting in Germany, Spain and the U.K., this follow-up to the sci-fi films Pitch Black (2000), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Riddick (2013) reunites Diesel with writer-director David Twohy. Diesel reprises his role as the anti-hero Richard B. Riddick, a dangerous escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the galaxy.

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In Riddick: Furya, Riddick finally returns to his home world, a place he barely remembers and one he fears might be left in ruins. But there he finds other Furyans fighting for their existence against a new monster. And some of these Furyans are more like Riddick than he could have ever imagined.

Diesel will produce for One Race Films, alongside Samantha Vincent. Thorsten Schumacher for Rocket Science and Lars Sylvest for Thank You Studios will also produce alongside Joe Neurauter. Rocket Science repped international rights and has completed worldwide cornerstone pre-sales to the UK (yet to be announced), France (Metropolitan), Germany (Leonine), Spain and Latin America (Sun), Benelux (The Searchers), Poland (Kinoswiat), Canada (Elevation), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Portugal (Lusomundo), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), South Africa (Empire), Greece (Femeway), the Middle East (Front Row), CIS and Baltic States, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech/Slovak, Republic Former Yugoslavia (ProRom), and Thailand (Sahamongkhol). CAA Media Finance is representing the film’s North American rights.

Most recently producing and starring in Fast X, which grossed over $704M worldwide, Diesel has also in recent years been heard voicing Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and other Marvel projects.

Previously writing and directing all three Riddick films, Twohy is also known for his writing of the Harrison Ford starrer The Fugitive. Also the writer-director of the alien horror pic The Arrival and supernatural thriller Below, he most recently penned the financial thriller Big Dogs, to be directed by Ridley Scott.

At Cannes, Rocket Science’s slate also includes Ali Abbasi’s Competition entry The Apprentice starring Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Strong and Maria Bakalova; Michael Gracey’s Better Man; Alex Winter’s Adulthood starring Josh Gad, Kaya Scodelario and Anthony Carrigan; Peter Cataneo’s The Penguin Lessons starring Steve Coogan; and Louis Leterrier’s 11817.

Diesel is represented by CAA and Linden Entertainment; Twohy by Atlas Artists.

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