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Vin Diesel loves his fans. That’s the impression you get when you watch this, from the looks of it, a cellphone shot/homemade promo by Diesel for his upcoming “Riddick”, the sequel to “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick”. I saw the vids online last night, but it kept disappearing, which told me The Powers That Be doesn’t like it being out there. I honestly don’t know why, it doesn’t really show anything from “Riddick” except some concept art, with director David Twohy explain some concepts. The rest of the promo consists of old footage from the first two movies. In any case, Movieweb has the video up.
In the upcoming third installment of the popular sci-fi franchise, Riddick get’s betrayed by the Necromonger army and is left for dead on a desolate planet. He has to fight for survival against alien predators and must deal with two squads of bounty hunters, who are coming after him to collect the bounty for the most wanted man in the galaxy.
According to the promo, “Riddick” is due out in 2011. That seems highly optimistic given everything Diesel has on his plate at the moment, and the production time of a big sci-fi action movie like “Riddick” being what it is. I’m going to guess either 2012 or 2013 at the earliest.