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.
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Watch the video of Diesel and Twohy above.