I could watch Pitch Black every day and still not get tired of it. Chronicles of Riddick, on the other hand, is a shadow of the coolness Pitch Black set up, though the film does have the occasional interesting moments. Unfortunately, it also basically killed the Riddick franchise, which is a shame because Vin Diesel really hasn’t been pushing it recently as an action star the way I think he’s capable of, save for the Fast and the Furious flicks. Riddick has long been rumored to return since Chronicles, but it’s mostly amounted to some vague statements from the folks attached to the project. Now, after some concept art popped up last year, there’s a bit more concept art available. In addition, the film is reportedly beginning shooting in September. Not next September, mind. The one that’s a month and a week away.
We’ve also got a synopsis that’s rumored to be for the film. It’s been kicking around a while, but I’ll share it with you all below the jump.[Via /Film]
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.