Richard B. Riddick, everyone’s favorite night-vision equipped Furyan tough guy, will soon be heading back to the big screen in the aptly titled Riddick.
Collider snagged a video of director David Twohy and star Vin Diesel pitching the film to potential buyers. The video, which included footage from the previous Riddick films and games as well as some new concept art, has since been taken down, but we can still give you the gist of Twohy’s presentation and reveal some possible new plot information for the film.
In Twohy’s remarks, he made sure to note that Riddick would definitely be R-rated, describing the film as “visceral.” The concept art shown during the presentation matched this description, featuring a variety of snarling aliens and some very cool weaponry.
While we’ve known that Riddick would be R-rated for a while now, it’s nice to hear Twohy really hammering that point home. You get the sense that both he and Diesel want to move far from the unpopular second film, The Chronicles of Riddick, and return to something gritty and violent.
Based off of the presentation, Collider put together this possible synopsis of Riddick‘s plot.
In the upcoming third installment of the popular sci-fi franchise, Riddick gets betrayed by the Necromonger army and is left for dead on a desolate planet. He has to fight for survival against alien predators and must deal with two squads of bounty hunters, who are coming after him to collect the bounty for the most wanted man in the galaxy.
Honestly, I’m just happy to see that they aren’t going with the ridiculous title, Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking. This movie should be about Riddick, period. Forget about any convoluted mythology, just drop the character on a deserted planet and let him fight his way out. That’s what the fans want to see, and it looks like that’s what Twohy and Diesel want to deliver.
FYI – We aren’t featuring any of the concept art here because it was taken from a leaked video.
What do you think of Riddick? Are you ready to get back into the series?