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Full trailer and poster for Vin Diesel's Riddick gets back to the dark, dirty, and violent roots

May. 15, 2013by: Paul Shirey

The full trailer for RIDDICK is here! The third chapter of the Riddick franchise, which began with PITCH BLACK and continued with THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, looks to take the character back to his roots, pitting him against man and nature on a desolate planet, rather than involving alien invasions and universe-spanning locales. I love both of the RIDDICK films so far, even as different as they are from one another. Director David Twohy and Vin Diesel have created a sci-fi action series that plays to all the strengths of the genre (shady characters, scary monsters, gadgets, etc.), while never feeling completely redundant. RIDDICK looks to be another solid entry and I'm happy to see that they've scaled the story back, leaving the focus to be on Riddick, rather than a number of subplots. In short, this looks great.

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Here's the synopsis:

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.

RIDDICK, starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katie Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Jordi Molla, and Bokeem Woodbine, gets dark on September 6, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: This is a franchise I could see continuing for a very long time, as long as they stick to the character of Riddick as the focus.
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8:40PM on 05/17/2013
Hey Universal it's not to late to bump the release date up, because right now that's a kiss of death release date.

Love the charchter, so happy to see him return, and i want to again, hence the complaint above.
Hey Universal it's not to late to bump the release date up, because right now that's a kiss of death release date.

Love the charchter, so happy to see him return, and i want to again, hence the complaint above.
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6:18AM on 05/17/2013

Riddick Movie

The full trailer shows a lot more than the teaser trailer did, and this definitely has a Pitch Black vibe about it! Keeping my eye on the Riddick movie website for more news.. [link]
The full trailer shows a lot more than the teaser trailer did, and this definitely has a Pitch Black vibe about it! Keeping my eye on the Riddick movie website for more news.. [link]
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5:30PM on 05/16/2013
It looks ok I guess. It's nice to see Vin Diesel as a bad ass again, but you can't deny it looks an awful lot like a rehash of Pitch Black.
It looks ok I guess. It's nice to see Vin Diesel as a bad ass again, but you can't deny it looks an awful lot like a rehash of Pitch Black.
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2:58PM on 05/16/2013

No worries

I think the explanation for why he's in his current situation will come in the beginning of the movie via a narration of what happened by Riddick himself, similar to how they started off Pitch Black. As he talks they'll show flashbacks of what occurred at the end of the last movie as well as what happens between the last movie and this one. I would not worry about that, as i am sure while coming up with the storyline for this movie they would have thought about making that connection.
I think the explanation for why he's in his current situation will come in the beginning of the movie via a narration of what happened by Riddick himself, similar to how they started off Pitch Black. As he talks they'll show flashbacks of what occurred at the end of the last movie as well as what happens between the last movie and this one. I would not worry about that, as i am sure while coming up with the storyline for this movie they would have thought about making that connection.
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1:51PM on 05/16/2013
That's the first time I've actually stopped a trailer because I don't want to know the whole goddamned plot. I mean seriously, what is the point of showing me exactly what is going to happen? Way to spoil the movie, trailer making dude. You suck.
That's the first time I've actually stopped a trailer because I don't want to know the whole goddamned plot. I mean seriously, what is the point of showing me exactly what is going to happen? Way to spoil the movie, trailer making dude. You suck.
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8:28PM on 05/16/2013
I was thinking the same thing.
I was thinking the same thing.
9:40AM on 05/16/2013
I love the character, so I'm intrigued. Some of the landscapes look a bit sketchy now. Hopefully they can brush them up a bit. It might've been nice to see a greater Necron presence (even though Riddick's at his best when taunting mercs and bounty hunters). So it looks like Pitch Black with Toombs' crew. Too bad Jack bought it in the last one, as it would be nice to bring back someone Ridick actually cared about. Maybe he bonded with Vaako.
I love the character, so I'm intrigued. Some of the landscapes look a bit sketchy now. Hopefully they can brush them up a bit. It might've been nice to see a greater Necron presence (even though Riddick's at his best when taunting mercs and bounty hunters). So it looks like Pitch Black with Toombs' crew. Too bad Jack bought it in the last one, as it would be nice to bring back someone Ridick actually cared about. Maybe he bonded with Vaako.
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8:40AM on 05/16/2013

LIttle lost on the plot

but i like the look of it, and I gues the trailer not giving to much away is a good thing, just hope they bridge the gap and tell us why hes where he is now, I have to imagine they will since Karl Urban is listed on the imdb page and you do see one of the Necros in the preview
but i like the look of it, and I gues the trailer not giving to much away is a good thing, just hope they bridge the gap and tell us why hes where he is now, I have to imagine they will since Karl Urban is listed on the imdb page and you do see one of the Necros in the preview
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8:29AM on 05/16/2013

Looks awesome but:

They showed too much. My own stupid fault for watching it I guess. Can't wait to see it though.
They showed too much. My own stupid fault for watching it I guess. Can't wait to see it though.
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6:11AM on 05/16/2013
So glad I read the comments before seeing the trailer - I'll wait for the movie thank you very much.
So glad I read the comments before seeing the trailer - I'll wait for the movie thank you very much.
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4:19AM on 05/16/2013
looks cheap as far as production, but i'll give it a shot
looks cheap as far as production, but i'll give it a shot
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12:44AM on 05/16/2013
Hey what happened to him being the ruler of those dudes or whatever...?
Hey what happened to him being the ruler of those dudes or whatever...?
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1:04AM on 05/16/2013
It shows Karl Urban listed in the cast. I'm sure there will be an explanation of some sort.
It shows Karl Urban listed in the cast. I'm sure there will be an explanation of some sort.
11:13PM on 05/15/2013
Wot no Judi Dench?

Wot no Judi Dench?

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10:03PM on 05/15/2013
In the 4th movie, Riddick kills yet another species of nocturnal alien monsters for 2 hours. You guys will eat that shit up too. Fucking morons. The same shit happens in part 5 and 6, and you will still love it. You can all go to hell.
In the 4th movie, Riddick kills yet another species of nocturnal alien monsters for 2 hours. You guys will eat that shit up too. Fucking morons. The same shit happens in part 5 and 6, and you will still love it. You can all go to hell.
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2:09AM on 05/16/2013
Nice Troll. But this aint AICN. So keep that crap to yourself.
Nice Troll. But this aint AICN. So keep that crap to yourself.
9:33PM on 05/15/2013
And it's a normal IMAX too. Great!!
And it's a normal IMAX too. Great!!
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9:21PM on 05/15/2013

DAMN...

This is going to look SICK in IMAX. Never did I imagine I would want September to get here fast.
This is going to look SICK in IMAX. Never did I imagine I would want September to get here fast.
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6:06PM on 05/15/2013
What!??? This is a total redo of Pitch Black. I REALLY hope there is much more to the plot than a monster chase in the dark. I was fully expecting this movie to be at least half as revelatory as Chronicles of Riddick. As it stands right now, I can't think of any reason to watch this, which is sad, because I'm a huge Riddick fan. If the "monsters in the dark" part of the story isn't fully contained within a continuous 30 minute span, then this movie has nothing to offer.
What!??? This is a total redo of Pitch Black. I REALLY hope there is much more to the plot than a monster chase in the dark. I was fully expecting this movie to be at least half as revelatory as Chronicles of Riddick. As it stands right now, I can't think of any reason to watch this, which is sad, because I'm a huge Riddick fan. If the "monsters in the dark" part of the story isn't fully contained within a continuous 30 minute span, then this movie has nothing to offer.
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5:58PM on 05/15/2013

This is why I'm so glad I don't care about spoilers

Until I watch and experience a book or movie in full, a movie trailer or even people talking about what happened in that movie or book will never kill it for me. That said, the trailer was awesome. I look very forward to seeing it.
Until I watch and experience a book or movie in full, a movie trailer or even people talking about what happened in that movie or book will never kill it for me. That said, the trailer was awesome. I look very forward to seeing it.
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5:26PM on 05/15/2013
I wonder who the Necromonger is? Could it be Karl Urban with a shaved head?
I wonder who the Necromonger is? Could it be Karl Urban with a shaved head?
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4:56PM on 05/15/2013

Better than Chronicles ...

This at least seems to respect what created such a success. As long as his lineage is further explored, then this could continue. Could be terrible, but it has Sackoff, so I will probably see it in theaters.
This at least seems to respect what created such a success. As long as his lineage is further explored, then this could continue. Could be terrible, but it has Sackoff, so I will probably see it in theaters.
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4:47PM on 05/15/2013

Well...

It looks like a reboot of Pitch Black.
Which could go either way.
It looks like a reboot of Pitch Black.
Which could go either way.
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4:37PM on 05/15/2013
Looks awesome, but I had to turn off the trailer halfway cuz they were showing the whole fucking movie! The first scene with the alien buzzard was enough to whet my appetite.
Looks awesome, but I had to turn off the trailer halfway cuz they were showing the whole fucking movie! The first scene with the alien buzzard was enough to whet my appetite.
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4:08PM on 05/15/2013
In addition to strong violence and language, it's rated R for "Some sexual content/nudity". Let's hope that's Katee Sackhoff and not man ass.
In addition to strong violence and language, it's rated R for "Some sexual content/nudity". Let's hope that's Katee Sackhoff and not man ass.
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4:24AM on 05/16/2013
I remember Sackhoff saying she shows off some side boobage in the flick.
I remember Sackhoff saying she shows off some side boobage in the flick.
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3:42PM on 05/15/2013
Have enjoyed everything Riddick so far, including the movies, games, and animation. So, I am sure I'll enjoy this as well.
Have enjoyed everything Riddick so far, including the movies, games, and animation. So, I am sure I'll enjoy this as well.
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3:40PM on 05/15/2013

Very cool.

Just wish the trailer was a bit shorter, already giving away plot twists and shit.
Just wish the trailer was a bit shorter, already giving away plot twists and shit.
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4:42PM on 05/15/2013
Movie trailer have gotten out of control. I remember when they 30-60 seconds and gave almost nothing away. Now it's like I don't feel the need to watch the movie because I've seen the "Cliff Notes" version of it.
Movie trailer have gotten out of control. I remember when they 30-60 seconds and gave almost nothing away. Now it's like I don't feel the need to watch the movie because I've seen the "Cliff Notes" version of it.
3:37PM on 05/15/2013

Waiting 9 long damn years...

...and looks like the perfect end to summer 2013. Huge year for Vin!
...and looks like the perfect end to summer 2013. Huge year for Vin!
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3:16PM on 05/15/2013
I like the orange look. Wasn't Pitch Black shot through a blue lens?
I like the orange look. Wasn't Pitch Black shot through a blue lens?
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3:11PM on 05/15/2013

return to form

this looks like a nice, tight story going back to the PB roots without xeroxing it. i DID see a necro in there blasting away though. hope thats about all we see of that ill-conceived troop of rust buckets.
this looks like a nice, tight story going back to the PB roots without xeroxing it. i DID see a necro in there blasting away though. hope thats about all we see of that ill-conceived troop of rust buckets.
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2:49PM on 05/15/2013

Awesome!

I love science fiction and I love the Riddick movies and this looks fantastic!
I love science fiction and I love the Riddick movies and this looks fantastic!
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2:39PM on 05/15/2013
Looks like a syfy channel movie. A fall release shows the studio has little faith in it. It will flop. Plus he stole ozymandias's cat!
Looks like a syfy channel movie. A fall release shows the studio has little faith in it. It will flop. Plus he stole ozymandias's cat!
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3:36PM on 05/15/2013
Technically that's still a summer release date, but I agree, should have been a June or July release.
Technically that's still a summer release date, but I agree, should have been a June or July release.
3:36PM on 05/15/2013
Technically that's still a summer release date, but I agree, should have been a June or July release.
Technically that's still a summer release date, but I agree, should have been a June or July release.
2:25PM on 05/15/2013
That definitely delivered. It looks like it will be worth the wait.
That definitely delivered. It looks like it will be worth the wait.
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2:23PM on 05/15/2013
Awesome, awesome. But where is my man Karl Urban??
Awesome, awesome. But where is my man Karl Urban??
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2:16PM on 05/15/2013

Didn't rate Pitch Black and not a Riddick fan.

That looks pretty cool though.
That looks pretty cool though.
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2:16PM on 05/15/2013
Kind of torn on this one. It looks too similar to Pitch Black.
I thought Riddick was the leader of an entire nation/army now.
Kind of torn on this one. It looks too similar to Pitch Black.
I thought Riddick was the leader of an entire nation/army now.
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2:31PM on 05/15/2013
By circumstance, not by choice.
By circumstance, not by choice.
2:12PM on 05/15/2013
Fuck that was better than porn.
Fuck that was better than porn.
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2:23PM on 05/15/2013
Easy, cowboy.
Easy, cowboy.
2:02PM on 05/15/2013
This looks like a blast and a half. A lot of passion went into this project. I couldn't be more excited to see it.
This looks like a blast and a half. A lot of passion went into this project. I couldn't be more excited to see it.
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2:02PM on 05/15/2013
Dbl Post, damn work servers.
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1:59PM on 05/15/2013

Hmmmm

Not sure what to think. It looks like a cool action packed ride, which is great. On the other hand it looks like it may not have any explanation as to why Riddick is in this situation and not leading the Necro's like how Chronicles ended, which kind of sucks. Hope that stuff isn't just forgotten about in favor of a generic Riddick adventure.
Not sure what to think. It looks like a cool action packed ride, which is great. On the other hand it looks like it may not have any explanation as to why Riddick is in this situation and not leading the Necro's like how Chronicles ended, which kind of sucks. Hope that stuff isn't just forgotten about in favor of a generic Riddick adventure.
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3:58PM on 05/15/2013
I'm sure they'll address it, whether by showing it play out, a quick montage or a title card that explains it before the film gets started.
I'm sure they'll address it, whether by showing it play out, a quick montage or a title card that explains it before the film gets started.
4:42PM on 05/15/2013
Yeah a buddy of mine told me that the director had been talking about it earlier. Something about the Necro's not wanting Riddick to lead them and that it is they who strand him on the planet in this movie.
Yeah a buddy of mine told me that the director had been talking about it earlier. Something about the Necro's not wanting Riddick to lead them and that it is they who strand him on the planet in this movie.
1:59PM on 05/15/2013
Looks great and a nice nod to the original Pitch Black. Although I've crossed off Chronicles in my mind, I hope they answer why Riddick doesn't have his Necromonger army anymore. Or do I have to watch the made-for-DVD animated movie?
Looks great and a nice nod to the original Pitch Black. Although I've crossed off Chronicles in my mind, I hope they answer why Riddick doesn't have his Necromonger army anymore. Or do I have to watch the made-for-DVD animated movie?
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2:01PM on 05/15/2013
Dark Fury (the animated movie) Takes place between Pitch Black And Chronicle. Its a 40 or so minute telling of what happens to Riddick, Jack and Amon just after escaping the planet in Pitch.
Dark Fury (the animated movie) Takes place between Pitch Black And Chronicle. Its a 40 or so minute telling of what happens to Riddick, Jack and Amon just after escaping the planet in Pitch.
2:21PM on 05/15/2013
ah, cheers! Thanks.
ah, cheers! Thanks.
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1:58PM on 05/15/2013

ugh starbuck really?

well I guess if the cast listing said "wooden actress who resembles a man and actually played one on a TV show" was a requirement, then they found the right guy. Love Riddick though despite her appearance, looks fun!
well I guess if the cast listing said "wooden actress who resembles a man and actually played one on a TV show" was a requirement, then they found the right guy. Love Riddick though despite her appearance, looks fun!
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1:58PM on 05/15/2013
Yeah, so they cut the cheese from the 2nd one (prohecies, Necromongers, Elementals...)? Works damn fine for me!
Yeah, so they cut the cheese from the 2nd one (prohecies, Necromongers, Elementals...)? Works damn fine for me!
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1:57PM on 05/15/2013

Return

It looks like a true return to the basics. Love it!
It looks like a true return to the basics. Love it!
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1:57PM on 05/15/2013
Oh my god this looks awesome.
Oh my god this looks awesome.
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