Riddick SynopsisRiddick, 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 Release Date
In Theaters September 6, 2013
Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, and Nolan Gerard Funk
Written by: David Twohy
Directed by: David Twohy
Produced by: Vin Diesel and Ted Field
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Universal Pictures
External Info: Riddick Official Website
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Vin Diesel Drops Details On The Next Riddick Movie, Get Them Here
In truth, I’d forgotten that a third Riddick movie, titled Riddick, was released in 2013. That being said, it was a hit, earning $100 million against its $40 million budget. As I said, Vin Diesel’s fans like him in familiar franchises.
by Sean O'Connell December 17, 2015 comments
Vin Diesel's Riddick Franchise Is About To Get Bigger, Get The Details
Things are about to Riddick-ulous, as it looks like there are going to be a few more Chronicles to add to the list. Check out what star Vin Diesel has to say about the franchise's future.
by Corey Chichizola November 21, 2015 comments
This Week In Home Entertainment: Riddick, Pride And Prejudice, Carrie And More
The newest Vin Diesel vehicle, Riddick, spends its first act brooding. Our titular hero is stuck on a planet, abandoned by a group of people who were meant to be allies. It’s a world full of monsters, and fans of the science fiction franchise might relish Riddick taking on some aliens with claws and fangs.
by Jessica Rawden January 14, 2014 comments
Riddick And Riddick: The Complete Collection Hitting Blu-ray And DVD In January
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by Kristy Puchko September 13, 2013 comments
Weekend Box Office: Riddick Takes Number One, Topping Everyone Except Himself
As the only new movie in theaters it was expected that Vin Diesel's Riddick would take the top spot, but number one was no box office coup for the sci-fi antihero as ticket sales suggest he may have been better off without another sequel.
by Scott Gwin September 8, 2013 comments
Riddick Takes Modest First Place At Friday Box Office With $7.3 Million
As the only new wide release of the weekend, Riddick didn't face a huge challenge on its way to #1 at the box office, and has managed to sneak into place without a necessarily stunning debut. According to the numbers at Deadline the Vin Diesel-starrer opened to $7.3 million on Friday, putting it on track for an $18 to $19 million debut, even though some tracking numbers put it north of $20 million
by Katey Rich September 7, 2013 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Riddick Reviews
It’s Labor Day weekend here at the Jersey Shore. And though I haven’t been able to track down my boys Paul DelVecchio and Michael Sorrentino I’m still getting my party on. For instance, last night a house full of sub two-year-olds went to bed at 8:30 and us adults made it up until 11PM before crashing. So I think I know a little something about keeping the Jersey Shore right. This week we’ve got a slow Labor Day as Riddick comes back to the big screens
by Doug Norrie September 1, 2013 comments
Riddick Rescues A Dog From A Dinosaur In Latest Clip
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by Sean O'Connell August 27, 2013 comments
Vin Diesel Premieres Extended Riddick Trailer At Comic-Con
If you are a dragon… do not try to eat Vin Diesel's fingers. This is just one of many lessons to be learned in this new restricted trailer for Riddick, which premiered earlier today during the film's Comic-Con panel and is now online so the rest of us get to feel like we were there. And anyway, if you were there to see it in person, all the other geeks would have seen you cringing when Diesel kicks a blade and chops a guys face in half
by Katey Rich July 19, 2013 comments
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by Katey Rich July 19, 2013 comments
Kick-Ass 2 And Riddick Comic-Con Panel Live Blog
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by Kelly West July 19, 2013 comments
Vin Diesel Gets Badass In First Riddick TV Spot
Both written and directed by Twohy and produced by Diesel, the new film finds Riddick stranded and left for dead on violent, sun-scorched planet infested by alien predators that would love nothing more than to devour the progatonist's flesh. In order to try and get rescued, Riddick sends off an emergency beacon to try and get some off-world help - but instead he ends up alerting a team of mercenaries who begin hunting for him as well.
by Eric Eisenberg July 5, 2013 comments
Vin Diesel Announces Comic-Con Plans For Riddick, Reveals New Poster
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by Eric Eisenberg June 21, 2013 comments
First Full Riddick Trailer Has Vin Diesel Dodging Aliens
The effects in this trailer look fantastic. The sun planet, as a location, is barren without being desolate and depressing. The stunts have an epic scale. And the threatening creatures that surface in the second half of the clip – the ones that are going to cause the real headaches for Riddick – look positively unbeatable.
by Sean O'Connell May 15, 2013 comments
Vin Diesel Reveals Riddick Footage At Last
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by Sean O'Connell March 22, 2013 comments
Vin Diesel Smashes Mercenary Skulls In Latest Riddick Photo
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by Sean O'Connell March 4, 2013 comments
Vin Diesel Broods On A Throne In Newest Riddick Image
Seriously though, I’m not a big fan of either the Riddick films or thrones in general, but this is a ridiculously impressive piece of furniture that could possibly top The Big Lebowski’s rug at really tying a room together. If there were ever a perfect place to sit and brood over the huge credit card bill that arrived after a silly and expensive movie merchandise purchase was made, this throne is it
by Nick Venable February 25, 2013 comments
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by Eric Eisenberg February 1, 2013 comments
Vin Diesel Shares Rainy Riddick Photo With His Fans
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by Sean O'Connell January 21, 2013 comments
Riddick Finally Finds A Release Date Next Fall
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by Eric Eisenberg December 19, 2012 comments
Riddick Teaser Poster Promises Vin Diesel's Return
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by Katey Rich November 29, 2012 comments
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by Eric Eisenberg March 16, 2012 comments
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by Sean O'Connell February 6, 2012 comments
Vin Diesel Shows Off His Riddick Goggles In New Set Photo
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by Eric Eisenberg February 2, 2012 comments
Vin Diesel Is Ready To Pounce In New Riddick Set Photo
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by Sean O'Connell January 30, 2012 comments
Jordi Molla To Play The Villain In Riddick Sequel
Molla was the only thing I actually liked about Columbiana, though I'm curious to see how Twohy uses him in the film. He's not exactly known for playing over-the-top, bombastic characters, so maybe he'll just be the level-headed, military-minded leader that's hunting down Riddick. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
by Eric Eisenberg January 9, 2012 comments
Next Chronicles Of Riddick Casting, Script Details Revealed
Word is that the script has Riddick stranded on yet another barren planet surrounded by monsters and mercenaries who want him dead. This is almost exactly the plot of Pitch Black. They’ve also turned him back into a kick-ass, bloodthirsty badass… which is good. The kinder, gentler Riddick of Chronicles never really fit.
by Josh Tyler August 10, 2011 comments
Vin Diesel Determined To Make Riddick 3 Rated-R At Any Cost
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by Josh Tyler March 7, 2011 comments
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking Script Review
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by Will LeBlanc April 13, 2010 comments
First Look At Riddick 3 Concept Art
How badass is Vin Diesel? So badass he’s decided to be one of the only celebrities to use Facebook instead of Twitter. In particular, he’s using it to tease his new Chronicles of Riddick sequel
by Josh Tyler April 8, 2010 comments
Riddick 3 Will Recycle The Best Part Of Riddick 2
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by Josh Tyler February 16, 2010 comments
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by Josh Tyler February 12, 2010 comments
Twohy Refuses PG-13 For Riddick 3
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by Josh Tyler August 2, 2009 comments