RIDDICK THAT NEVER WAS
Screenwriter's Voice reviewed an unused draft of THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK that sounds more like James Cameron's ALIENS than what recently hit the screens.
In this draft, by David Hayter (X2) with revisions by Akiva Goldsman (I, ROBOT), a 'retriever' and his female merc track Riddick to New Chicago, where he's fighting the hammerhead monsters in underground gladatorial battles. The two blackmail Riddick into accompanying them and their mercenary force back to Hercades Six to retrieve an object from a crashed vessel, only to fight not only more hammerheads but also a new breed of monster. Along the way there are doublecrosses, false identities, and the ruins of an advanced civilization.
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