Hot off the most successful installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, Vin Diesel is hoping to carry that fan support to his other–less successful–franchise: Riddick, and at this year’s Comic-Con, Diesel and the film’s director David Twohy have delivered a new red-band trailer.
Riddick sees Vin Diesel playing the titular antihero, Richard B. Riddick, for the third time. The first outing, Pitch Black, introduced the notorious convict in a way that was pleasing to both fans and critics. The second film, The Chronicles of Riddick, blew almost all of that by being a giant ball of Riddickulous suck. Yes, that pun was stupid, but that’s how bad that movie is. Diesel, however, was the lone good part of that film; in Richard B. Riddick, he has crafted a steely-eyed, hard-crusted killing machine with a gooey center that just can’t help but save the day, despite the fact that everybody seems to just want him dead.
in this third installment, called simply Riddick, we pick back up with the convict as he has been left-for-dead on a desolate planet. Someone catches him, shit hits the fan, and they realize he’s the only one who can save their asses. Not a shocking plot device, to be sure, but it certainly looks as though they’ve taken a tongue-in-cheek approach to the predictable scenario. As an added bonus, Riddick co-stars Dave Bautista, so we get to see more of his acting chops before he takes on Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. Thankfully, the film looks to be all Pitch Black and no Chronicles of Riddick.
Yes, it’s a red-band trailer; there’s some NSFW language and violence.