Pitch Black 3Meh
I am a huge fan of Pitch Black. Is one of the best scifi horror films ever done and put Vin Diesel on the map for me. Chronicles of Riddick was lots of fun but didnt hold a candle to the original. Well now the director tells ComingSoon that their is talk for a Pitch Black 3, quote:
All I can say now is “We’re talking about it.” The DVD numbers were really good – we know that, and some potential financiers know that. But if another movie surfaces, it probably won’t be a Universal movie and probably will be an independent movie. Which means we’ll have to make it for substantially less than the last installment. But that’s okay. PITCH BLACK was $22 million all in. Maybe it’s time to go back to our roots – as we go on to The UnderVerse.The plot is simple; a marooning on an arid, seemingly deserted planet that turns into a veritable charnal house when the sun goes down. There is the docking pilot-turned-captain (Frys) who attempts to save the survivors, and working with her is a mercenary who cons his way around as a police officer (Johns) trying to bring a cold-blooded, brilliant killer (Riddick) back to civilization.
After the untimely and horrific deaths of a miner, and a child of a holy man, the survivors realize that they aren't alone. The planet is inhabited by some blood-thirsty avian/reptile beasts who only come out when the suns go down. This may sound cheesy, since most "beasts" are afraid of the dark, but in this case, the sun never comes back up...the world goes dark in a total solar eclipse that is supposed to last 22 years. Human nature comes into play as the survivors must fight through the dark to survive. Their only weapon is light, and the only ticket off the dark planet is an old abandoned skiff that has been derelict for years. The complexity of the charaters, and the stunning shots of the desolate wasteland make this film a nightmare come true.