New ‘Riddick’ International Poster

Published 1 year ago by , Updated April 15th, 2014 at 11:23 am,

pitch black New Riddick International Poster

The Fast and the Furious may have catapulted Vin Diesel to stardom (and launched a still-thriving franchise), but before that, action fans knew him as the mercenary antihero Richard B. Riddick in director David Twohy’s 2000 sci-fi thriller, Pitch Black.

That film eventually led its director and star to reunite for a sequel – The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) – which traded in its predecessor’s more low-key, atmospheric tone for a grander scale. The resulting film failed to meet expectations at the box office, but regardless, Diesel and Twohy have consistently talked up a third installment in the Riddick series, appropriately titled Riddick.

Now, courtesy of CineHeroes (via I Am Rogue), we have our first look at the film’s international poster. See it below:

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Much has been said of how Riddick marks a return to the darker (i.e. R-rated) territory of Pitch Black, and the simple but eye-catching design of this poster reflects that. In fact, its use of a planetary horizon and a close look of Diesel himself serves as a neat combination of elements from previous entries in the series.

The film’s previously-released synopsis reveals that Riddick finds himself left for dead on a desolate planet. There he faces a deadly alien race and a group of mercenaries whose ship is his only chance for survival. The only problem is, they too are hunting Riddick.

Since nearly a decade has passed since the release of the last film, Riddick is charged with the task of reining fans back in for another adventure with Diesel’s other signature character (though a case could be made for xXx‘s Xander Cage as well). The film’s performance may decide the long-term future of the franchise, and it will be interesting to see if Twohy and Diesel have a hit on their hands.

Are you psyched for another Riddick adventure, Screen Rant readers? Sound off in the comments.

Riddick does not currently have a release date, but it is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2013. Stay tuned for further details on the film as it draws closer to release.

Source: CineHeroes (via I Am Rogue)

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  1. The biggest problem I have with this new plot is that it’s not new at all. We’ve already seen Pitch Black… it was great and all, but why take the series in such an unoriginal direction?

  2. cant wait! Pitch Black was way better than Chronicles. Hopefully now that the marketing machine has kicked off, we will get a trailer and release date soon. It will be nice to see riddick taken back to its roots.

  3. Pitch Black was a great great movie, and still holds up very well. Well shot. Chronicles lined my pockets a bit as it was shot in my town, but it was terrible and they pitched(black) all of the atmosphere over the side for a cheesy Flash Gordon movie. Totally misjudging their source material.
    If this movie goes back to the Pitch Black well legitimately, I’m onside with it. The one line synopsis doesn’t NECESSARILY say they’re just going to remake Pitch Black….But one thing I do hope they copy is that in PB Riddick wasn’t the main protagonist. There was someone as important as he was in the story. I hope they allow this in the sequel

    • i watch pitch black more than once a year, i have a hard time doing that with chronicles, riddick has many enemy’s and prisions. hope this turns out good i love the story of riddick and all the video games have been top notch!!!

    • cronic was actually a great directors cut, they cut all the background info to almost nothing thats what gave it that aimless pointless feel

  4. I hope Starbreeze makes another game.

  5. That’s just nauseating. But since Diesel is rumoured to be as gay as a French Horn, I guess it’s perfectly acceptable. I’ll see the movie for sure.

    • what’s nauseating about it?

      and what makes a french horn “gay”? (by the way, erroneous nomenclature, there is no beast known as a “french horn”.. it’s a “horn in F”).

      my god, straight men can be so insecure sometimes.

      • Yeah, gay men take everything as an affront. How ’bout “Gay as a Baker’s Dozen” also funny…..Anyhoo….As a straight male, Having Diesel show me his “Riddick” is nauseating…as much as a gay man might dislike being privy to a display of “Vigazzling”

      • He’s a troll. He’s dropping comments like this on various posts just trying to instigate things.

        Vic

        • Wait, do you mean me? Cause that ain’t true at all.

          • Not you, Derek.

  6. Guess it’s a big box office bomb,
    Can’t see this Movie having any success !

    For my self,I am totally in,can’t wait to see it.Both Riddick Movies were great,the animation as well,and the games are awesome too.

  7. He’s trapped on a desert planet filled with hostile aliens trying to find the only ship which can escape the planet…

    Wasn’t this just the second act from Chronicles?

  8. Well yes, going back what the first one was, fine with me.

  9. So i guess he didn’t keep what he killed.

  10. I think Pitch Black was just amazing. The animated one was pretty cool (though it doesn’t really count in the series) and then Chronicles of Riddick had the action but bombed with the story a little. But movies with that fall off tend to come back with a vengence, I look forward to Riddick. If Chronicles of Riddck (basically Pitch Black 2) was really good, I might not look forward to this one as much as it seems nigh impossible to have 3+ good movies in a row. It does happen but quite rare.

  11. Why not just pick up where Chronicles left off? What happened to Riddick becoming Lord of the Necromongers!?

    • I think that will be addressed in the story, but isn’t a part of the main plot.

      In any case, I liked both Riddick movies (though the second more-so) and can’t wait for this one!

  12. Always thought Vin would’ve made a good bane???

  13. Its good to see that Vin has actually hit the gym for this one, was looking rather chubby in Fast Five, must be those sleeveless tshirts he insists on wearing, still think The Rock would have totally demolished him, anywho, I enjoyed both Riddick movies, but feel that Vin has had his chance to own the action man genre and he blew it, as long as he skips on the xXx sequel and makes this his swansong we should all be ok!

  14. I’ve always love the Riddick series. Felt number two was drastically different than the first but loved the mythos it set up. Hope they make more and they’re all grand

  15. All gay horns aside, I agree with some of the posts, in that this certainly sounds like re-tread area much like Pitch Black.

    That being said, I love the character; I thought the dark mood of Pitch Black was great, the prison scenes in Chronicles of Riddick were awesome, and can’t wait to see him in action in whatever arena they drop him in, be it prison, desert planet, ice planet or even a bathroom with a couple candles.

  16. Seriously looks like a redo of pitch black. At the end of the chronicles of riddick, riddick defeated that one guy and took over. I believe it ended with riddick saying something along the lines of if you kill a groups leader, guess what you become. Or whatever the line was, basically he took over and was the new leader. Or keep what he killed……

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