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There’s just a week to go until Vin Diesel‘s triumphant return to the big screen as everyone’s favorite final Furyan Riddick. This time around we’ve got two new clips that show just how helpless Riddick is when you chain him up and try to beat the crap out of him. The trouble is, when you learn this lesson, there is no second chance.

Katee Sackoff is looking good, she’s got that tough, hardened, “I will punch you in the mouth” kinda vibe going on. Riddick looks to be a fun movie, none of that “Grand Space Opera” that I felt bogged down the pace of The Chronicles of Riddick, this time we’re back to the Pitch Black vibe that makes Riddick such a great character to watch on the big screen.

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With just two weeks to go to the September 6th premiere of Vin Diesel‘s latest portrayal of our favorite Furyan in Riddick, the increased marketing on television and the Internet will be bringing us some new glimpses of what we can expect in the movie. This time around, it’s the new international television spot that wastes no time in setting the tone of the movie.

As Riddick said in the debut trailer, “This ain’t nothing new,” and that’s exactly the way we like it. It’s all back to and about Riddick versus all the monsters, bounty hunters, assassins, and anything else a hostile planet can throw at him with plenty of hard-hitting action.

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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…)

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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?

Via: Comingsoon

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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.

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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.

Via: /Film

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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.

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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.

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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

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?

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