Comic Con News – Riddick Restricted Trailer Debut

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The third chapter in the saga of Riddick that began with Pitch Black in 2000, followed by The Chronicles of Riddick in 2004 is almost upon us.  A “red band” restricted trailer for Riddick was shown at San Diego Comic Con and is now available for the rest of the hungry internet to chomp down on.

Please note that a restricted or red-band trailer contains material not suitable for younger viewers, so bear that in mind before watching it.  There are a few choice words and scenes of graphic violence in the video, but if you’re here because you want to see the movie, this shouldn’t surprise you.

Plot Outline

Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000’s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.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.

Riddick opens in theaters Friday, September 6, 2013
Tom Gardiner