There’s a new poster for Vin Diesel‘s Riddick making the rounds on the Internet.The look and style of the poster boosts my hope that this film returns the franchise to its Pitch Black roots and leaves the space opera for J.J. Abrams and crew. As a Riddick fan, I just want him doing those things he does best, much like a short Canadian Superhero with claws. Take those characters out of their milieu and you’re asking for trouble at the box office.
In the film, 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.
Riddick opens on September 6th, starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson.
Will you be in a theater seat that weekend?