David Twohy -- who wrote and directed the first two films in the series, "Pitch Black" and "The Chronicles of Riddick" -- will helm from a screenplay he penned. Plot details are being kept under wraps. But insiders say the third outing will hew closer in tone to the cult hit "Pitch Black" and will focus on the character of Riddick as opposed to the universe he inhabits, which was the case with the critically panned "Chronicles of Riddick."...says Variety HERE. Universal's now trying to work schedules to accommodate Vin staring in this and FAST FIVE. I love the richness of this franchise's universe (as imperfect as CHRONICLES was) and I'm totally up for seeing more of it. Even if...or especially if...the next film's approach is far more character driven. In a recent update on his Facebook page (HERE), Diesel indicated that Egypt was a probable shooting location of at least part of the new film - along with New Zealand.