Riddick is an upcoming 2013 American science fiction action film, the third installment in the The Chronicles of Riddick film series. Produced by and starring Vin Diesel as the title character, Riddick is written and directed by David Twohy, who previously wrote and directed the first two installments, Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).
The making of Riddick differed from that of its 2004 predecessor, which was both produced and distributed by Universal. Without the funding of a major studio behind Riddick‘s production, Twohy said the crew reduced their shooting schedule to 47 days of filming (compared to 85 on the last film) in addition to reducing their budget.
Plot: Betrayed by the Necromongers and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before.Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past. Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
The first image of Vin Diesel on the film’s set was released on January 20, 2012.Filming began in January 2012 and concluded at the end of March 2012.The trailer for the film was released on March 22, 2013 via Vin Diesel’s official Facebook page.The film is scheduled for a September 6, 2013 release.