Dench and Feore join "Pitch Black" sequel

Judi Dench ("Die Another Day") is in final negotiations to star opposite Vin Diesel in Universal Pictures’ "Chronicles of Riddick" for writer-director David Twohy, Radar Pictures and One Race Prods. Production begins in Vancouver in April, says The Hollywood Reporter. Colm Feore ("Chicago") has also come aboard to play the lead villain in the project, which is a sequel to the 2000 film Pitch Black, about an intergalactic prisoner named Riddick who has the ability to see in the dark.