Riddick (2013). Richard B. Riddick (played by Vin Diesel), more commonly known simply as Riddick, is the antihero of four films in the Riddick series, namely “Pitch Black“, ” The Chronicles of Riddick“, the animated movie “The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury” and the upcoming “Riddick“; as well as the two video games “The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay” and “The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena”.
Within the canon of the series, he is shown to be a highly skilled predator- he is extremely mobile and stealthy, especially for someone of his size, has a vast knowledge of how to kill almost any humanoid in a variety of ways, is an extreme survivalist, and is notoriously hard to contain. He is also, self-admittedly, a dangerous convict and murderer – yet despite this, he is sometimes shown to perform moral or even atypically heroic actions, usually against his own better judgment and survivalist nature.
Riddick is a Furian, a warrior race obliterated by a military campaign that left Furya decimated, and is one of the last of his kind. One of his most defining features are his eyes, a characteristic inherent in his species, despite his implication in Pitch Black that they were “shined” by a back-alley surgical operation. This allows him to see in the dark with no difficulty at all, but also renders his eyes incredibly sensitive to concentrated light, ergo he wears tinted welding goggles for protection. Riddick was once a mercenary and then later part of a security force, and is an experienced pilot. Wikipedia®.
Final theatrical trailer for David Twohy’s Riddick
RIDDICK — Official Trailer — Regal Movies Exclusive — [HD]
Riddick – Trailer:
Prepare for 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. 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.
Title: Riddick (2013)
Release Date: September 6, 2013 (2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Universal Pictures.
Director: David Twohy.
Cast: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Keri Hilson.
Official Website: Riddick 2013
Plot of Riddick (2013):
“Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick (Vin Diesel)finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.” Vin Diesel is not going to sit on that Necromonger throne for much longer. This new animated short film explains why:
Riddick Official Motion Comic – Blindsided (2013) – Vin Diesel Sci-Fi Movie
The “civilized” life at the top of the Necromonger army is no vacation! Riddick is a Furyan. A savage at heart, he’s longing for real freedom! The beast will escape!