YES, the first full trailer for Riddick is finally here courtesy of Universal Pictures and to sum it up in a single word, it would have to be “awesome”. Everyone’s favorite badass that can see in the dark is coming back for a 3rd theatrical feature.
Watch the trailer below:
To say I’m excited for this film would be an understatement. I consider the original Pitch Black to be among the best sci-fi horrors, certainly superior to most of the stuff we’ve had in the last decade. Now Chronicles of Riddick was a different beast, it wanted to be a much broader movie, big budget, PG-13, thus dropping a lot of what made the first film so enjoyable. It was still an entertaining flick, don’t get me wrong, but a lot was missing, also it kind of bombed at the box office, so I never expected to see another Riddick adventure after that.
We had to wait 9 years for him to come back, and now we have our first long look at the 3rd chapter in the Richard B. Riddick saga. This time around Riddick finds himself left for dead on yet another strange alien planet, betrayed by necromongers, the same people that he was to rule over at the end of Chronicles of Riddick. Being the extremely dangerous and wanted man that he is, Riddick has to deal with a bunch of bounty hunters coming to collect. Things don’t turn out as planned for either party and so we have the opportunity to see our antihero kick some more alien butt.
Directed by David Twohy (Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick), Riddick stars “fast and furious” Vin Diesel and “judge” Karl Urban among others. The film was shot on budget of around $38 million, so as long as it doesn’t suck, it should make that back.
Riddick opens September 6th in North America and the UK.