RIDDICK Returns, With A Creature-filled Teaser

This September, Vin Diesel and David Twohy will present the next part in the Riddick franchise they have created: a film which will be called, simply, Riddick.

The character of Riddick first appeared as an antihero in the science fiction horror film Pitch Black, released in 2000. In that film, a spaceship crashes on a deserted planet, and the survivors discover that whenever it gets dark, millions of monsters appear. The strongest man in the group, Riddick is a convicted murderer who has surgically enhanced eyes, allowing him to actually see the creatures.

Lean and mean, Pitch Black turned out to be a far bigger worldwide success than anyone expected, and it boosted the careers of both director David Twohy and actor Vin Diesel. Both decided to develop the character of Riddick further, and he has since starred in two (rather good) videogames, a direct-to-DVD animation and a huge whopping film completely dedicated to him: The Chronicles of Riddick, released in 2004. In that film, Riddick fought (and defeated) an apocalyptic army of planet-conquerors, and became emperor. Wait, what?

The Chronicles of Riddick did not quite become the success many people had hoped though, so the plan of making Chronicles the first in a large series was put on the back-burner.

But now, nine years later, we do get the next film. Riddick is now once again stuck on a planet full of angry predators, and if that wasn't enough people are about to start hunting him too. Karl Urban stars as well.

Here is the teaser, and as you can see there are many familiarities visible for fans of the franchise.
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  • i just had a huge nerd boner

  • Mehaillien Thundercross

    I think Vin would be a much better actor if he wasn't so ridged and reserved. If he let loose a bit more I think he would have much more impact than the "I'm WAY too fucking cool to act like I'm enjoying this."

  • 60hz

    you mean he would be a better actor... if he actually "acted"? lol.

  • Mehaillien Thundercross

    Up voted for summing up my post so efficiently:)

  • Joe Foolio

    The Riddick movies, while not actually being very good, are indeed a guilty pleasure for many.

  • Kurt

    Huge fan of the 2nd one, Pitch Black not so much, but CHRONICLES is a camp-classic.

  • Marcel Samson

    Same predators as in Pitch Black?

  • Ard Vijn

    Agreed, I'm actually very fond of the franchise. Even the games were good too!

  • Mr. Cavin

    I loved the cozy, lived-in feel of Pitch Black. There was a subdued, throwaway element to the sci-fi that made it almost feel more like a period piece--only the history on display was the future. It seemed more European than US to me in that way. I don't feel like they really knew what they had there. The rest of the series seems more like Triple X in Space. Not bad, but not special either.

  • Tuan Jim

    While the theatrical cut of Chronicles really did suck balls, I'm a huge fan of the DC (Japanese dvd, HD-DVD, etc)...not sure why, but I always lean toward epic scale flicks and the concept just seemed pretty solid - particularly with a number of the set pieces and characters. The backstory was crap, but as a whole, the movie delivered IMO.

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