Riddick has been a long time coming, but now it is here and fans of the cult anti-hero played by Vin Diesel certainly got an eye-full as the third film in the trilogy came to Comic-Con 2013 with a panel and a new, gory, red-band trailer. Watch it above.
The story of Riddick sees the titular Furion captured by a group of bounty hunters (whose ranks include BSG star Katie Sackhoff, Devil star Bokeem Woodbine and Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista), only to have the situation take a turn for the deadly when the hunters and Riddick find themselves as prey for a planet full of grotesque monsters. Basically a setup pretty much similar to Pitch Black.
This new red-band trailer covers the same scene between the cocky Riddick and the naive bounty hunters (Bad Boys II star Jordi Mollá certainly learns the hard way not to underestimate his quarry) – a scene which transitions us away from the human vs. human drama and into the creature-feature this film will be, as the monsters come calling at that perfect (read: contrived) moment when Riddick is about to lose his head.
The trailer reveals that Riddick is indeed going to be a gory horror-movie-style sci-fi action flick; more importantly, it shows off some much-improved CGI effects than what we saw in the initial Riddick trailers. Diesel and his Pitch Black/Chronicles of Riddick director David Twohy didn’t want to reveal too much during the film’s panel – but between the crazy montage of action in the trailer and elements of Chronicles of Riddick that have been included in this film (like Karl Urban’s Necromonger character, Vaako), one can surmise that things won’t be as simple as a Pitch Black do-over.
Riddick will be in theaters on September 6, 2013.
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Source: Riddick Movie