‘Riddick’ International Trailer and Poster: Vin Diesel Rules the Dark

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Chronicles of Riddick ended with the Furyan warrior Richard B. Riddick having been accepted as the new leader of the Necromongers. Things apparently didn’t work out, and the anti-hero with night vision (once again played by Vin Diesel) has since been left for dead on a sun-scorched and seemingly barren planet, with only an emergency beacon to signal for help.

Problem is, “help” arrives in the forms of several mercenaries and bounty hunters, who intend to collect Diesel’s head as a trophy for their efforts. However, it turns out the planet isn’t so lifeless after all, and soon the deadly killers must take drastic measures – in order to stay alive while battling dangerous extraterrestrial monsters – by forming an alliance with the man they call Riddick.

The new Riddick international preview is leaner than its U.S. counterpart trailer, yet manages to cover as much plot setup material and offers a better taste of the film’s harsher tone, more brutal fighting sequences and the general adults-only content (see: the gruesome human deaths and naked Katee Sackhoff).

Check out the Riddick 2013 Comic-Con poster, which Diesel unveiled ahead of time on Facebook:

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By all accounts, this movie is writer-director David Twohy’s attempt to create more of a true sci-fi survival thriller - in the vein of the filmmaker’s original Riddick installment Pitch Black - and move away from the expanded (re: bigger-budgeted) mythos he established in Chronicles of Riddick. That’s partially because this movie had a harder time getting funded (after Chronicles under-performed at the box office), but many fans would agree: it’s probably for the best, anyway.

The Riddick cast includes Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall), Nolan Gerard Funk (House at the End of the Street) and Jordi Mollà (Colombiana). Meanwhile, Karl Urban is reported to be reprising as Vaako from Chronicles of Riddick, but he hasn’t been prominently featured in the marketing so far.

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Look for Riddick in regular and select IMAX theaters on September 6th, 2013.

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  1. what does dark maul in riddik?

    • Uh…What?

  2. Looks awesome!

  3. looks kinda like a pissed off hell boy

  4. 1:27 So they’re fighting the Xenomorphs from Aliens this time.

    The plain reason why we didn’t get a direct sequel to Chronicles with Riddick as King of the Necromongers is this: The studio wouldn’t fund a sequel, so it had to be made privately and low-budget. Also because Chronicles kind of flopped, so Vin Diesel decided to go back to basics and copy the first one.

    I guess it’ll be an entertaining sci-fi thriller, but I’m not expecting much: From the mainly unknown cast, the relatively simple plot, and the low-grade CGI.

    • If you look at the first one, it didn’t have a big budget, featured mainly unknown casting choices and a simple plot. the cgi was effective, if not the most expensive in the world and yet the movie does well at creating compelling characters that we care about and a truly horrific situation that the characters need to escape from. All of these factors combined to make Pitch Black the sleeper hit it was. I think going back to basics and taking a cue from Pitch Black rather than expanding on the storyline from Chronicles can only be a good thing.

      I’ve long said that sometimes the worst thing that can happen to movie sequels (especially in the sci-fi genre) is giving them a huge budget, especially if the original didn’t have one. It makes the film makers lazy and less creative in my opinion.

  5. It’s too bad Chronicles didn’t do well at the box office. I would have loved to see a sequel to that film. I guess I’ll have to make due with a Pitch Black remake. Oh well, could be worse.

  6. STARBUCK!!!!!

  7. Doesn’t look that good. It is a recycled Pitch Black, which was a good standalone movie. Redoing it with different characters and similar aliens isn’t going to earn my money. It is people fighting to save themselves from ugly aliens without the drama of James Cameron’s films. Meh.

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