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Vin Diesel says next Riddick movie is an origin story, could shoot in 2017

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Vin Diesel is taking Riddick back to the beginning.

The action star revealed in a Facebook livestream Tuesday that the fourth film in the Chronicles of Riddick franchise will be an origin story about the sci-fi antihero, and it could start shooting in early 2017.

Diesel was joined in the video by writer-director David Twohy, with whom he collaborated on Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick, and Riddick.

Diesel previously teased plans for a new Riddick movie (and a companion TV series) on Instagram last month, revealing that the working title for No. 4 is Furia. (For the record, Riddick’s home planet is Furya; it’s unclear whether the title’s spelling has some other meaning or was just a typo.)

2017 is still a ways off, though Diesel does have a busy schedule at the moment: Pending projects include Fast & Furious 8, The Pacifier 2, and another XXX movie.

Or if you take Twohy’s word for it, “It takes him that long to get in character.”

Watch the video of Diesel and Twohy above.