I personally find David Twohy’s “Riddick” a bit odd. I like the direction they’re taking, going back to the franchise’s roots, but it’s a tad curious after the epic “The Chronicles of Riddick”. I’ve made my feelings about that movie pretty clear — I appreciated the ambition, but coming off “Pitch Black”, it was just way too ambitious, and felt like some other script re-tooled to be a Riddick movie. This latest installment, though, pure Riddick. THIS should have been the first sequel if you ask me. (But no one did, so whatevs.)
Check out the latest trailer for “Riddick”. It’s essentially the same trailer as the previously released Red Band trailer, minus some blood and a few choice words.
Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000’s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.
Starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk, and Keri Hilson.
Riddick saves us all this September 6th.