‘Riddick’ Trailer Debuts Online [Video]

The first trailer for Riddick starring Vin Diesel has finally arrived online.

Judging from the clip you see embedded below, it would appear that director David Twohy is returning to the formula that made his 2000 effort Pitch Black so memorable.

Although audiences were treated to a character-driven storyline for 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick, the third entry in the franchise is much more interested in serving up a plethora of monsters and mayhem. As a result, the sequel looks much stronger than Chronicles.

Vin Diesel stars as Riddick, a one-man killing machine who is left for dead in the middle of nowhere on a sun-scorched planet. In an effort to escape the barren wasteland, Riddick activates a beacon which ultimately brings a team of bounty hunters to his neck of the galaxy.

Instead of helping him get off the planet, the hunters are interested in cutting off his head and cashing in the bounty. They quickly discover that capturing Riddick isn’t as easy as it sounds on paper. To make matters worse, they are soon surrounded by an army of monsters that work under the cover of night. Fortunately for the hunters, Riddick can see in the dark.

Vin Disel previously posted images and a quick teaser for Riddick on his Facebook page. The busy actor has also used the site to promote the highly-anticipated action flick Fast and Furious 6. The movie is expected to arrive in theaters later this month.

Fans of David Twohy’s Riddick franchise will have to wait a little longer for the third installment to arrive in cinemas. The movie is slated to hit screens until September 6. In addition to Diesel, the film stars Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk, and Keri Hilson.

Are you looking forward to Riddick? What do you think about the new trailer for the sequel?