Universal Pictures has just debuted the first trailer for Riddick, the upcoming epic action-adventure starring Vin Diesel, and it looks like everyone’s favorite criminal is getting back to his alien-slaying roots.
Riddick, the latest chapter of the gritty and fun franchise that began with 2000’s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (a screenwriter for Alien 3) and star/D&D geek Vin Diesel. Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.
Left for dead on a barren planet, Riddick soon finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only escape is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries—including Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff—who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their big payday.
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. Can Riddick cheat death one more time?
Riddick hits theaters September 6, 2013. Visit www.riddickmovie.com for more info.