Riddick proved to be a positive experience and success for Universal. The film grossed nearly a $100 million worldwide (on a reported $38 million budget), but apparently it's cleaning up nicely on VOD/DVD/Blu-ray. Vin Diesel, star of the series, took to Facebook to do a little happy dance (to Katy Perry's "Dark Horse") about this and leave a message for his fans.
In this video, he recounts the problems the third film in the David Twohy-directed series faced to get made – from raising funds to fighting for an R-rating. In spite of that entry's struggle, it came out on top and Diesel says he received a call from Universal to congratulate him on the film's success.
"It's a win for all of us," he told fans. Then he added, "Of course, Universal's also saying they want to develop the next one."
Now, it's still a bit early to offer any more information on a fourth Riddick adventure, but I'm certain writer-director Twohy has something in mind story-wise – especially since Riddick concluded with Diesel's eponymous character setting out on a particular mission.
We'll keep you posted as things develop!