Universal has released a new international trailer for writer/director David Twohy’s sequel Riddick. The film centers around the title character (Vin Diesel) being left for dead on a (seemingly) barren sun-scorched planet. In order to survive he must activate an emergency beacon that alerts mercenaries looking to cash in on his bounty.
The trailer has some cool new footage, including some very fun shots of the new lethal alien beasts and a nice escape/murder performed by our captured anti-hero. This seems like a fitting sequel and generally what fans want to see from this character.
The supporting cast includes Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine and Dave Bautista.
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.