The advertising for the upcoming Riddick suggests that the film will be closer in tone to the first film of the franchise, Pitch Black, then the last installment, Chronicles Of Riddick. So how does Vin Diesel’s character go from being the newly minted ruler of the necromongers to the man on the run we see in the latest trailer? This newly released motion comic provides some of the answers. (And it also features Karl Urban returning to franchise from the last film as Vakko.)
Here’s the studio synopsis for the film –
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.
Riddick opens September 6.