Universal Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for writer/director David Twohy’s Riddick. The third outing of the Vin Diesel led anti-hero franchise centers around the title character Riddick (Diesel), left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears lifeless. He finds himself fighting an alien race of predators and his only way to escape is to activate an emergency beacon that alerts a new form of bounty hunter who quickly descend on the planet to collect their bounty.
I’m not a huge fan of the Riddick character I’ve seen the first two films and liked them, but I’m not clamoring for a third installment like some. However, I respect the hell out of Vin Diesel for getting this film made and doing whatever it took to get this character back on the screen for the fans. The first footage looks great definitely more of a gritty Pitch Black tone to it. Vin is giving his 40 million Facebook followers what they want.
The cast also includes Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista and Bokeem Woodbine.
The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000′s hit sci-fi film “Pitch Black” and 2004′s “The Chronicles of Riddick” reunites writer/director David Twohy (“A Perfect Getaway,” “The Fugitive”) and star Vin Diesel (the “Fast and Furious” franchise, “XXX”). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.