Despite a very bloated sequel, I’m extremely excited to see Vin Diesel’s return as vicious serial-killing antihero Richard B. Riddick. David Twohy’s PITCH BLACK was one of the most original science-fiction efforts of recent times, with a genius concept that led the low-budget film to cult hit status. Spending $100 million-plus on the follow-up, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, was never going to work and subsequently the film made a loss, leaving the chance of more RIDDICK adventures, doubtful.
Thankfully, Twohy and Diesel love the character enough to bring him back and in doing so struck a deal with financiers for threequel, RIDDICK. It’s understood neither have taken a wage and both will only take a percentage once the film is in profit.
This time, RIDDICK crash lands on a sun-scorched planet, and finds himself up against an alien race of vicious predators. In order to escape, he activates an emergency beacon alerting two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary who can make a killing in capturing the ruthless convict, while the other is captained by a man from Riddick’s past.
Check out this latest still from the film co-starring Dave Bautista, Katee Sackhoff, Karl Urban, Jordi Mollà, Keri Hilson, Bokeem Woodbine, and is expected 6th September.
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