By: Katey Rich
Through a feat of sheer will, Vin Diesel has managed to make a third Riddick film a reality, completing a trilogy that started with Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick and that virtually no one ever thought would go further than that. Riddick is clearly Diesel’s passion, and though he’s shown off occasional photos from the set, he’s now giving us our first official look at the film in the form of a French teaser poster. No, we’re not sure why he’s kicking things off in France, so we’ll just have to go with it.
The poster emerged at France’s CineHeroes, where they don’t have much more information beyond noting that the movie is currently in post-production. Diesel is joined in the cast by Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff, Bad Boys II‘s Jordi Molla, and Dredd‘s Karl Urban, who returns as Vaako. The film is directed and written by David Twohy, who made both Pitch Black and The Chronicles Of Riddick (clearly this franchise is a passion project for him, too). As promised on the French poster, the film has been set to come out here in the U.S. sometime in 2013 as well, but distributor Universal has yet to set a specific date.
The film’s synopsis was released as production began back in February, and you can take a look at it below; you probably won’t be surprised to learn that involves Riddick fighting for his life. Say what you will about Vin Diesel, but he never seems to take a movie role that lets him relax a little.
The infamous Riddick (Diesel) 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.
Source: Cinema Blend