“Don’t know how many times I’ve been crossed off the list and left for dead. So this…this ain’t nothin’ new.”
The first full trailer for Riddick has hit, and this is more like it. If you’re like me, and you loved Pitch Black but were left indifferent to The Chronicles of Riddick, then buckle your seatbelts, because this looks much more like the sequel we should have gotten to writer/director David Twohy‘s fantastically fun sci-fi horror film. (If only it had a more inspired title…)
Chronicles gets points for ambition, but it felt way too bloated for its own good as a sequel to a claustrophobic, Alien-like creature feature. In the end, Vin Diesel‘s title character finds himself the new leader of an empire.
In this new film, Riddick is betrayed and left for dead on a sun-scorched planet teeming with alien predators. When he activates a distress call, he is descended upon by a pack of bounty hunters…and a figure from his past.
Check out the trailer below.
Riddick marks the third big-screen outing for Vin Diesel in the role. Diesel will be on the big screen next in Fast & Furious 6 on May 24.
Riddick opens September 6.
Straight from the actor’s Facebook photo album to your eyeballs, here’s the latest shot of Vin Diesel from his upcoming third film in the Chronicles of Riddick universe, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking. On the photo, Vin writes:
“A still from the Riddick set this year… we are in post and I can’t tell you how excited I am to see it manifest. You all were such a part of it becoming a reality… willed it into being, so to speak… P.S. Filming Fast this summer is going to be incredible, haha… Thank you again for the opportunity to make magic.”
Are you excited to see Diesel again in science fiction? Where do you fall on Pitch Black vs. The Chronicles of Riddick? Do we need a third installment? Sound off in the comments!