KEITH DAVID ON REPRISING RIDDICK ROLE
From Sci-Fi Wire:
Keith David, who reprises his Pitch Black character in the upcoming follow-up movie The Chronicles of Riddick, told SCI FI Wire that he is one of the few characters to reappear from the first film. 'I still play the Imam,' he said. 'And I'm [one of the] the only characters from Pitch Black that carries over, besides Riddick, of course [and Kyra, who is now grown]. And I think it's going to be wonderful. It's certainly epic in scope, and I haven't seen anything, but the sets were fantastic. They were some of the best sets I've ever seen in my life. ... Pitch Black was very small in comparison. This movie's going to be huge.'
Riddick picks up the story a few years after the events of Pitch Black and takes the franchise in an entirely new direction, with a bigger story and a new threat, the Necromongers. Audiences, meanwhile, will catch up with David's character on his home world. 'I'm only in New Mecca,' David said. 'I believe that what happens makes sense, and to me it's important in this sci-fi genre to make sense. Because, you know, a lot of times you'll see these $100 million films with fantastic special effects, but it makes no sense. I believe that this will make some sense.'
Courtesy of Counting Down