Comic-Con season is like Christmas for those of us who get riled up by extended trailer, sneak peeks and special secretive announcements. If you’re a fan of the Riddick movies, you’ll be stoked to check out the new red-band “restricted” trailer as seen on the weekend down in San Diego.
Clocking in at nearly three minutes, this trailer plays out more like an extended clip from the movie, bookended by some classic montage footage of Riddick being an overall badass. The dialogue, the action reminds me of why I like this and other movies like it (ie. Dredd): they know what kind of movies they are & they don’t try to be anything more sophisticated. I’m here to watch Riddick out smart and out fight bounty hunters on barren planets.
Riddick opens nationwide on September 6th and stars Vin Diesel, 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.