New TV Spot For ‘Riddick’ Features Riddick Being Very Riddick

- 07-05-13Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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If you’re a fan of actor/director/car enthusiast Vin Diesel on Facebook you might have noticed something recently. That something being the first TV spot for the forthcoming Riddick threequel aptly titled Riddick. Yes everyone’s favorite muscle-shirted see’n in the dark anti-hero is back to punch space things in the face all over again in this third (and seemingly unconnected to the previous movie) movie.

Admittedly, I have only the vaguest of recollections on how the second one ended and that seems to be more than the script writers did. Riddick looks a hell of a lot more like a sequel to Pitch Black than Chronicles of Riddick, and that’s perfectly fine since if this TV spot can be believed the movie actually looks like mindless (violent) fun. (more…)

‘RIDDICK’ International Trailer and SDCC Poster

- 06-17-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Vin Diesel is back on-screen once again as the last furious fast fightin’ Furyan in the latest International Trailer for the Riddick franchise in, RIDDICK. Director David Twohy has taken the series back to a more Pitch Black feel and I couldn’t be happier, the whole Space Opera Chronicles of Riddick thing just wasn’t doing it for this Riddick fan.

We get some better dialog and witty come-back banter from Riddick as well as a good look at Katie Sackhoff and Karl Urban‘s characters. I hope those two really bring it in the film, they’re two of my big and small screen favorites.

Take a look at the trailer below, then check out the SDCC poster and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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.

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Riddick hits theater screens September 6th, 2013.

Via: Comicbookmovie

Vin Diesel’s ‘Riddick’ Now Has a Full Trailer and a Photo Filter

- 05-15-13Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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He can see in the dark, but only in shades of brown and beige. 

After a hard fought five years and two years since production was stopped and the cast and crew were kicked out of the studio, the fruits of their labors can be shared! Yes, the third (final? ha! doubt it) Riddick movie now has a full sepia toned mumbly trailer filled with every sci-fi action movie trope known to man.

Seriously, for a film that had a tonne of trouble making it to the big screen (like, the BIG big screen since it’s getting an IMAX release since apparently that is no longer a big deal anymore,) fan or not you have to be curious on how it turned out. Short answer? Looks like its a Riddick movie, but with Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) so that’s a bonus!

Check out the trailer plus some new pics straight from Vin Diesel‘s Facebook after the jump. (more…)

Catch a Private Vin Diesel Moment with the Newest Pic from ‘Riddick’

- 02-25-13Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

Riddick_international-poster-1PPPAfter five years of starts, stops and one eviction, it looks like Riddick is on track to hit the big screen this fall. Yes, the third installment of the Chronicles of Riddick franchise from writer/director David Twohy is still set to hit theaters on September 6th. We can say this because the films star, Vin Diesel, shared the following with his 39+ million fans on his official facebook and we all know you can’t put stuff up on facebook unless it is totally for realsies. (since I suppose it could count as a spoiler, it’s up after the jump.) (more…)

Oh Good: Vin Diesel Says More ‘Riddick’ Sequels Will Happen

- 05-02-12Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

So after taking forever to get the project started after numerous stalls and delays (such as getting locked out of the studio for not paying the rent) the anthropomorphic meat sack known as Vin Diesel is on the verge of wrapping up his third Riddick movie, creatively titled Riddick. On his official Facebook he released some details about the film.

“The studio said the earliest they could release the new Riddick is in January… was hoping for 2012… but, it’s on the horizon.

/smile

P.s. I think they are liking what they are seeing… haha, cause they asked when both Underverse and Furya would be ready to make and release… haha… now that’s a ways in the future but it is exciting.”

So Underverse and Furya are the next two? The studio wants to know how quick he can make them? Come on, give the man some time to let his creative juices flow, movies like that just don’t write themselves.

Riddick will see the titular character battling space mercenaries (led by Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff a possible high point for the movie) and alien predators on a desert planet. Wait, I guess they do write themselves.

If you are thinking I am being unnecessarily harsh on Mr. Diesel and his ham handed labour of love, I am. Pitch Black was alright and forgettable, Chronicles of Riddick was harsh and painful.

Just make the hurting stop.

Source: Blastr

New Riddick Still Shows Mercs

- 03-14-12Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Vin Diesel posted another photo from the set of Riddick, which is currently filming in Montreal, to his Facebook page.

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 stars Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo. Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson co-star in the film, written and directed by David Twohy.

What do you think? Any scarier looking than the last movies bunch?

Vin Diesel Shares Two New Stills From ‘Riddick’ Set

- 02-27-12Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Vin Diesel shared a couple of Riddick set pictures on his Facebook page over the weekend and NerdBastards has swiped them so you can check them out. You can check out Diesel’s Facebook wall for some previously-posted photos here.

The Universal Pictures release is written and directed by David Twohy, also stars Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson.

Synopsis:

Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.

Who else is excited to see another movie in the Riddick franchise?

Official Announcement that ‘Riddick’ Sequel is Rolling

- 02-03-12Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

After a lot of hiccups and mis-starts and bounced checks it seems that shooting is now underway on the upcoming third movie in the saga of intergalactic bad ass Riddick in the simply called, Riddick.

Having read the plot description though I’m not sure what to think of this new Riddick. If you’ll remember, at the end of Chronicles of Riddick, Vin Diesel‘s character became the head of the dark army of Necromongers after defeating their Lord Marshall (“You keep what you kill,” remember?) But from the sounds of the plot description it seems like more adventures of fugitive Riddick. So what happened to the army of the undead and all their spaceships and everything? You’ll also notice that Karl Urban returns as Vaako, so we have continuity, but with Star Trek 2 shooting now too, how much will he be in it? I hope it’s not a thing like in Chronicles when they introduced the surviving Pitch Black characters just to kill them off.

Anyway, here’s the press release:

Universal Pictures, One Race Films and Radar Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on the action-driven, sci-fi thriller Riddick. The shoot will take place in Montreal.

The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000’s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.

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 also sees the return of Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Bourne Supremacy) as Vaako and introduces to the series Jordi Molla (Bad Boys II, Colombiana) as Santana, the arrogant captain of the mercenary ship; Matt Nable (Killer Elite) as Boss Johns, a man looking for answers; Katee Sackhoff (TV’s Battlestar Galactica) as the Nordic mercenary Dahl; and Bokeem Woodbine (upcoming Total Recall) as bounty hunter Moss. Rounding out the cast are Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), Conrad Pla (Immortals), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Nolan Funk (TV’s Aliens in America) and two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer Keri Hilson.

The film is produced by Vin Diesel (upcoming Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five) and executive produced by Samantha Vincent (Fast Five, Fast & Furious) for One Race Films. Ted Field (The Last Samurai, Pitch Black) produces for Radar Pictures, while Mike Drake (Dream House, A Nightmare on Elm Street) also executive produces.

Twohy is joined on the film by a talented behind-the-scenes team, including director of photography David Eggby (Pitch Black, Mad Max), production designer Joseph Nemec III (A Perfect Getaway, The Hills Have Eyes, Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and editor Tracy Hall (Limitless, A Perfect Getaway, The Flock).

The Riddick franchise has also produced two popular video games: The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. As well, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released the anime DVD The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.

Riddick, which is shooting in Montreal, Canada, is a One Race Films production. The film will be released by Universal Pictures in the U.S., and Lionsgate is handling international sales.

Source: Coming Soon

Riddick Threequel: First Look At Vin Diesel Hits The Net

- 01-20-12Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

Well, it looks like the third Riddick movie is still chugging along. Sure it’s had its share of problems, you know like having the whole production being stopped and locked out of the studio due to money issues. That’s all in the past now and we are inching closer and closer to learning more about who Riddick is, or at the very least what he looks like in this third installment. Vin Diesel was nice of enough to release an image via his Facebook of him in character to the internet, tagged with “Grateful for the opportunity to make magic… Thank you.

Hit the jump to see the pic, but I will warn you, it might count as a spoiler.

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Sackhoff Joins The Cast of ‘Riddick’

- 01-09-12Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

When masturbating to Katee Sackhoff I often refer to the act as “Sackinghoff”. Am I the only one?

Anyway, the actress known for being the hard-drinking, cigar-smoking ace pilot in Battlestar Galactica has just landed (no that was not a piloting pun) the female lead in David Twohy’s second sequel to Pitch Black, which is still operating under the title Riddick. She will play a character called “Dahl”. Wait, Dahl? As in “Doll”? I see what they did there.

Katee Sackhoff is in final negotiations to play the female lead opposite Vin Diesel in the untitled Chronicles Of Riddick sequel. In the movie, written and directed by David Twohy, the Battlestar Galacrica alumna will play Dahl, a Nordic mercenary tracking Riddick (Diesel).

Reviewing the casting choice I can’t help but produce a “not-bad” face. I think Sackhoff is definition of strong leading female. She’s a great actress that will certainly add to the flavor of this new Riddick tale.

Speaking of this NEW Riddick. I’m kind of psyched about it.

Chronicles of Riddick, was a muddy, convoluted story revolving around Diesel’s cool-guy poses and one-liners. It vainly attempted to elevate Riddick into a mythological hero, but failed miserably.  However, I did love the shit out of Pitch Black (the first flick in the series). It was smart and suspenseful sci-fi; working on fundamental fear of the dark, fear of helplessness, fear of the unknown, and fear of unpredictable human behavior. The newest film will be amalgamation of both. Here’s a  synopsis for Riddick that was posted a while back:

“Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves  pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.”

So, it’s like Robert Rodriguez’s Predators, but refined with a plot of intergalactic proportions. I dunno know about you, but I’m down.

Source: Deadline