Universal Pictures have announced that principal photography has begun on Riddick, Vin Diesel’s second sequel to the excellent Pitch Black (let’s not mention the middle entry), and released a complete cast list and new synopsis to celebrate:
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.
Joining the already-announced Katie Sackhoff, Jordi Molla and returning Karl Urban, we can expect to see Matt Nable, Dave Bautista, Raoul Trujillo, Conrad Pla, the superbly named Nolan Funk, the phenomenally named Bokeem Woodbine, and (because why the hell not) Keri Hilson. You can tell this movie is going to be Riddick-ulously* entertaining – even the cast list is fun! Check after the jump for some set photos.[via Collider]
*Thanks to Dre Bolivar for that particular nugget of comedy gold.