Riddick fans rejoice, for its star and occasional Rock-botherer Vin Diesel has rewarded his Facebook followers with a trailer for the film which we’ve snuck out of the social network’s entirely imagined vaults to present here for your immediate enjoyment. Enjoy immediately:
At 22 seconds, it’s certainly a teaser trailer in the truest terms, but there’s more than enough in there from dragon-strangling to gravel-voiced grimace to get you excited for the threequel which is due this September from Universal.
Riddick also stars Karl Urban, Dave ‘Batista’ Bautista, Nolan Funk (whose incredible name sounds like a particular style of Northern Irish club music), Keri Hilson, Katee
Starbuck Sackhoff (goddamit, every god damn time!), Jordi Molla and Matt Nable.
David Twohy returns from Pitch Black and The Chronicles Of Riddick to write and direct which bodes well for the franchise, as does the return of composer Graeme Revell, who has to be one of the great underappreciated talents in contemporary Hollywood scoring.
The official synopsis follows…right now!
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.
Vin Diesel is also appearing in this summer’s Fast & Furious 6 which suggests a return to prominence that almost…almost…makes up for The Pacifier. Are you glad he’s back on the big screen or have you always found him Riddickulous? Ha ha. I am the best at jokes. Please do answer that like it was a serious question below, though. Riddick: yay or nay?
Source: The Film Stage