There won't be a PG-13 rating for "The Chronicles of Riddick" sequel if director David Twohy has it his way. During an interview with Shock Till You Drop while promoting psychological thriller "A Perfect Getaway", the filmmaker explained that he and "The Chronicles of Riddick" star Vin Diesel are aiming to make another R-rated movie with the follow-up film.
"I've sketched out two ideas for the next installment," Twohy shared during the interview. "Vin and I have decided on one approach of those two, and there's some interest at the studio level but it would be as a PG-13 film, and we don't want to do that anymore. That's one of the concessions we thought we made with 'Riddick' that we shouldn't have made."
"We also spent too much money and we were too ambitions, so yes, if we do go back to a third one, it will be focused again, hopefully again the same way that 'Pitch Black' was, and we'll spend less money doing it," he further explained. "We're just trying to figure out how much less we can do it for, because I don't think Vin is going to work for scale again."
The director then added that the third "Riddick" movie, the first two were "Pitch Black" and "The Chronicles of Riddick", will be scaled down in size compared to the "Chronicles" movie. "The third movie would be more modestly-scaled and it would probably feel more like 'Pitch Black' then 'Chronicles'," he explained. "It will always be Riddick-centric."
In late 2008, Vin Diesel has exposed that screenwriter David Twowy is engaged in the scripting of the two sequels for "The Chronicles of Riddick". "David Twowy right now is writing the scripts," he told MTV at the time. Later on, he pointed out that details should be coming out circa the release of "The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena" game.
Released on June 11, 2004, "Chronicles" centers on the adventures of Richard B. Riddick as he tries to avoid capture from bounty hunter Toombs following the events happened in 2000 movie "Pitch Black". The movie starring also Judi Dench, Karl Urban and Thandie Newton made as much as $57.8 million nationwide and collected a worldwide total of $115.8 million.