After so much time had passed since The Chronicles of Riddick, it didn't seem like there was too much hope for a third film. However, with the success of The Fast and the Furious franchise, a third Riddick film is moving forward and the studio has agreed to let David Twohy direct it as an R-rated film.

Vin Diesel posted a status update on his Facebook page, along with a new piece of storyboard art:

"While I was working on character, the Director and his team of artists have been creating the world and style of this picture. We all know how much I enjoy concept art and storyboards, haha, I am like a kid in a candy shop.

Seeing the early stage of CGI is always fascinating to me, it is a element that usually comes together long after the filming process, so you look forward to seeing it fully realized.

First stop for the Riddick production is Canada, which is where we shot a large part of Chronicles...

P.s. I am grateful to have Universal in such support of this complex character's journey... not many studios would back an "R" rating. Very cool."