Vin Diesel’s space outlaw Riddick is one bad mother. A recent trailer reminded us of how many times he’s been counted out and left for dead, which makes the situation pretty clear. But somehow if, by some miracle, you managed to miss that oh-so-subtle point point, this new banner ad for the upcoming Riddick movie makes it explicit. Riddick bows to no man. And it looks like he’s coming to kick your ass.
Riddick is the third chapter in the trilogy from director David Twohy, which began in strong fashion with Pitch Black and then took something of a nosedive with the sequel, Chronicles of Riddick. The story follows the titular badass as he is left stranded on the surface of what appears to be a dead, desolate planet. Unfortunately for him, there are giant alien monsters, and before long he’s in the fight of his life. The only way off the rock is to reveal his whereabouts to the cadre of bounty hunters that dog him across the galaxy. When his pursuers touch down, he finds a dangerous new breed of mercenary, as well as a familiar face that is none too pleased to see him.
From everything we’ve heard and seen, Riddick is much more in line with the stripped down, gritty, R-rated Pitch Black than with the bloated mess that was Chronicles. That’s definitely a good move. There’s bound to be sci-fi brawls and action galore, and Diesel locking man-horns with a cast that includes Karl Urban, Dave Bautista, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk, and Katee Sackhoff as the lone female presence in the film.
Riddick pummels theaters on September 6, 2013.