Sackhoff Joins The Cast of ‘Riddick’

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

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