Next September, we may finally have the fabled next movie in the Chronicles of Riddick series. Universal Pictures has announced that Riddick will be opening in theaters and IMAX on September 6, 2013.
Please hold for my squee of joy: SQUEEEEEE!
Now, I know a lot of people hated Chronicles of Riddick, wishing it was more like Pitch Black. Personally, I didn’t have a problem with the movie, and found it to be a pretty fun ride. The ending was sad, but that fit the theme of Riddick’s life and so worked perfectly for me. I can see how people would be disappointed though, since the movies were very different. But don’t let that stop you from getting excited about the next one!
The infamous Riddick (Vin Diesel) 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.
I hope they have more hot, steamy, hubris-filled romance from the first two movies. ‘Cuz say what you want about Diesel, he has chemistry with his female L.I.s in ALL of his movies.
Are you going to give Riddick another chance?