Riddick (2013)

Vin Diesel, Joel William Gonzales, Karl Urban
Directed by: David Twohy

U.S. 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.






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