Starring: Vin Diesel, Joel William Gonzales, Karl Urban Directed by: David Twohy
Opening Date: 2013
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a
desolate planet, Riddick (Vin Diesel) fights for survival against alien
predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon
bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find
themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right
where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance
before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
Third Riddick movie starring Vin Diesel as an
intergalactic bad ass. (Chronicles of
Riddick was the 2004 sequel to 2000’s Pitch Black, the sci-fi
actioner that first brought Vin Diesel to the attention of mainstream
audiences.) David Twohy who wrote and directed the two films have
also written the screenplay for the Chronicles of Riddick sequel.
Pitch Black was a
taut Alien clone set on a planet where nasty flying alien beasties
that live underground come to the planet’s surface to feed on a stranded
spaceship crew. The movie first brought Vin Diesel to the attention of
moviegoers everywhere and, let’s say it here: he was pretty good as the
movie’s bad ass anti-hero!
The 2004 sequel Chronicles of Riddick was a
bloated mess that wanted to be the new Dune
and OD’ed on CGI in the process. It also underperformed at the box office.
Diesel’s career in the meantime floundered and the
lousy Babylon A.D. was a definite low
point. But then the Fast & Furious movies did fantastic at
the box office and suddenly Diesel was hot again.
To make box office sense any Riddick movie will have
to be a cheaper production than 2004’s Chronicles of Riddick, which
might be a good thing: to bring the character back to its roots again as
director Twohy wrote on his blog a while back.