Riddick fans, it’s time for some celebration Riddick-style, so grab your weird, curvy knives, put on your gruffest voice, and stumble around in the dark like an idiot, because it is on! Vin Diesel‘s production company One Race has partnered with Universal Television in a multi-year, first look production deal. It appears that the first project we’re going to get out of this deal is a return to the world that Vin Diesel first created with writer/director David Twohy in 2000’s Pitch Black. The show will be called Merc City and will focus on the world of the bounty hunters inside the Riddick universe.
This Vin Diesel guy must be contracting out his sleep because I don’t know how else he has the time to do everything he’s got going on lately. Diesel is taking another run at a Triple X movie in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage , there’s the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, the Fast & Furious sequel, and on top of that, he’s helping to launch a new television division for One Race Films‘ production company called MERC CITY which will look into the lives of the Mercenaries in the Riddick Universe. The man is flat-out busy. (more…)
Readers of Entertainment Weekly got a nice treat ahead of San Diego Comic Con this week in the form of new promo photos for some of this year’s hottest films. For those of us who didn’t get their issue, or just didn’t buy one, some kind individual scanned those pages and showed off a bevy of new images from the upcoming All You Need is Kill, Riddick and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It’s like buying the magazine already.
First up, from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures is the British/American science fiction-action film All You Need is Kill, directed by Doug Liman. The single shot , featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt doesn’t reveal much, but gives you a nice look at the suit worn by Blunt.
Check out the candid shot of Emily and Tom below:
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.
But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski, who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.
All You Need Is Kill stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh and Charlotte Riley. The film is set to hit theaters June 6th, 2014.
Take a look at the new shots from Riddick and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after the jump.
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.
Riddick hits theater screens September 6th, 2013.
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!
There’s a new teaser trailer out for Vin Diesel‘s third foray into the world of the last Furyan, Riddick. Diesel posted the teaser to his Facebook page yesterday. It’s taken more than a few years to get this project off the ground into production, but Diesel and director David Twohy (The Fugitive, Pitch Black) stuck with it and made it happen. Riddick hits theater screens on September 6th.
The story finds Riddick:
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick 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.
What do you think? I’m sold and ready to buy a ticket.
After 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…)
In the year 2000, along came an Alien-esque horror/sci-fi called Pitch Black. It featured a character called Riddick played by Vin Diesel, a convict who could see in the dark, and both the movie and the character proved popular enough that the studio greenlit writer/director David Twohy to make a follow-up film that was more epic in scope and scale, and The Chronicles of Riddick was released in 2004.
But that’s where the fairytale ends. Riddick bombed and Universal wanted no more from it other than maybe a couple of video game licenses, but that wasn’t the end of the franchise. A couple of years ago, Twohy and Diesel combined their resources to buy the rights to the franchise from Universal, and went into production on a third Riddick film, which is scheduled for release later this year.
But suppose for a minute that Chronicles of Riddick had been a smashing success, what would the follow-up might have looked like. Thanks to Comic Book Movie, that question was put to Twohy himself:
“Had Universal said to us, ‘Let’s roll over, let’s pick it up right at the end of the last movie’ and funded it, we would have ventured into the Necromonger underverse and we would have had a big The Lord of the Rings-style movie on our hands. But That didn’t happen, so cleverly Vin and I got the rights back and produced it ourselves on a smaller scale. That said, it still looks like a big movie. I think the audience will see the tip of the hat to Pitch Black, but they won’t feel claustrophobic.”
Twohy has previously talked about his original game plan in turning Pitch Black into The Hobbit basis for a Lord of the Rings-like Riddick trilogy. That’s almost a shame because I kind of like The Chronicles of Riddick and I would have like to have seen another big adventure in that universe. But perhaps the smaller in scale Riddick will suffice. I guess we’ll find out on September 6.
Now that we know a proper R-rated Riddick is on it’s way we can expect quite the rip-roaring film thanks to David Twohy and Vin Diesel. Being the good sports that they are, they’ve released the first image since their buddy cop photo reveal back in December. Now Vin has released a brand new photo to get the fans all “wet”.
Looking all buff and brooding like he always does, this image has surfaced onto the Internet in promotion of Riddick. Featuring a wet landscape and Vin, in his Riddick persona, on some kind of floating bike – minus the post CG after effects – really gives a tone of how the film will play out. And while we already know about Richard B. Riddick, how about some of the new blood to the “threequel”? Hit the jump for more.
We’ve heard rumors of its reawakening for quite some time, almost like a ghost story you would tell to nerds in convention halls – a sequel to 2004’s Chronicles of Riddick. At one point we even saw concept art, but after that it all faded away. At least until Vin Diesel took to Facebook, that is.
According to the star and his official Facebook page, Riddick, the continuation to the Chronicles of Riddick, will be in theaters and IMAX everywhere as of September 6th, 2013. Another movie with Vin grimacing at the camera in between his copious amounts of fight scenes and cliche dialogue? Be still our beating hearts.
In this Universal Pictures film written and directed by David Twohy, Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. His only way off is to activate an emergency beacon and alert some mercenaries who then rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. Hindering his escape are not only the local alien predators, more lethal than any human he’s encountered, but two mercenary ships looking to cash in on his head. The first are a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second group 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.
Click the jump for the Diesel-posted photo of himself and Twohy from his official Facebook page.