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Watch out, we've got a new RIDDICK set pic here

Published at: Jan. 20, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST by Muldoon

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with a set pic from the troubled production of Vin Diesel's space Rambo, otherwise known as Riddick. Diesel's been hit or miss for me personally, but he's done some solid work and has been breaking his balls to get us more of Riddick, so I'm curiously hopeful he'll deliver. I actually really liked THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK and think PITCH BLACK was damn fun. Sure CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK is no BLADE RUNNER, but it's fun as hell and I can't wait to see where the character goes in the next film/films. The pic below came straight from Diesel's Facebook fanpage.

 

"Grateful for the opportunity to make magic...

Thank you.

P.s. One from the set... " -Diesel

 

The David Twohy (THE FUGITIVE) directed film stars Vin Diesel (XXX), Karl Urban (STAR TREK), Katee Sackhoff (BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA), and Jordi Molla (BLOW). The supposedly film picks up with Riddick being left for dead by his people on a bizarre planet where he must fight crazy alien beasts and fend off bounty hunters in hopes of returning to his home planet.

 

 

-Muldoon

Mike@aintitcool.com

 

  

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  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    So gay

    by Rtobert

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Picks up where?

    by cookylamoo

    The last movie ended with Riddick being emperor of the universe. Or was that a dream?

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Glass armor from Skyrim!

    by Lakewater

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    I have a soft spot for this goofy dude

    by P

    He's a true geek- plays D&D and all that shit.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Why don't they go back to the Pitch Black look

    by Cobb05

    Pitch Black had more of an Alien sort of look. I don't know who came up with stupid idea with the gods and armor and all that crap. I want to see blasters and ships, not some crappy mystical Riddick movie. Have him fighting monsters!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Gordon's Alive!?

    by beeter

    Riddick.....ahaaa....he'll save everyone of us..

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Unabashed fan of The Chronicles of Riddick.

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Hell, I wouldn't have even bothered with seeing Pitch Black had it not been for the sequel. I will totally support this film.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    eh- i liked when he was an outcast, not a god-king

    by zom-bot.com

    like cobb05 said- go back to the pitch black look. like a space western, not a space caesar.... and seriously, those are the only goggles in the universe?

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Macho macho man. Every man ought to be a macho macho man

    by Rtobert

    Will he be on a float at the next mardi gras?

  • Beside, his fight with the Rock was brilliant in Fast Five. -Namaste-

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    @zombie_fatigue

    by Muldoon

    I'm right there with you. On the outermost surface it's easy to write him as a muscled up action star, but then you watch STRAYS and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. Though to be fair, THE PACIFIER didn't really do much for me... Fingers crossed for RIDDICK.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Wait... Katee Sackhoff is in this?!

    by Dharma4

    Oh God. I'm there. -Namaste-

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    His best work was in "The Iron Giant"

    by arcane1

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    SPACE CONAN!

    by D.Vader

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Muldoon why are you doing so much work lately?

    by D.Vader

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    I guess the Necromongers didn't like him as their King, huh?

    by D.Vader

    So they just exile him?

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    By the Power of Grayskull!

    by Jake Pantlin

    Looks like a bald He-Man.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    No Cobra Kai

    by D.Vader

    It makes your ASS a dragon. ASS DRAGON!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    @D.Vader

    by Muldoon

    I love movies and I care about the site.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    People who prefer Pitch Black to Chronicles...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...tend to be kinda, let's see, what's the word... Stupid.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    Didn't the Elven warriors wear that top in LotR?

    by FadedLineVigil

    God, these movies are stupid. WHO is asking for more of them?!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    'Bout time...

    by dvdhound

    ...I loved the second flick and was truly hoping that we'd get a direct sequel following the ending of Riddick reluctantly taking the throne. Hopefully there'll be some backstory of how he gets to the place he'll be in, in this film. I also wouldn't be against seeing Alexa Davalos again, or a trip to the Underworld.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    The plot

    by phifty2

    sounds like they just mixed together the first two movies. I kind of like the end of the second one when he was made Emperor of the Universe or something like that.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Shit, wrong TB!

    by D.Vader

    I pulled a D.Vader once again.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Seriously ridiculous

    by Jaeson

    Riddick should go the way of Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness. Give Vinny some sugar baby!

  • I appreciate your frequent updates, solid writing and willingness to engage the readers. Keep it up, sir!

  • faaauckckckckc

  • 'The Arrival' was good film, first Riddick decent and second extended even funner pulpy sci-fi epic. Is this a conclusion? A good extended cut for home viewing could make it all worthwhile trilogy.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Pitch Black was all sorts of awesome....

    by Lucky13

    Considering I picked it up on DVD at the local Strawberries without ever hearing about it beforehand. One of the last great blind-buys I've ever head. Chronicles was sorta boring and 'popcorn' if I remember correctly. I only watched it once when I rented it way back when it was released on video. I hope they go back to the PB vibe... fingers crossed.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    head=had

    by Lucky13

    Damn auto-correct, damn AICN for no edit feature.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Correction: Riddick really more Fantasy than Sci-Fi Genre.

    by even9

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Well Muldoon

    by D.Vader

    Its about time you got back here then. Where've you been this whole time?! The site needs more people like you.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Pitch Black...

    by AidanJames

    I think is his best action performance, and he did a damn good job at portraying a guy who would really, REALLY like to be a sociopath, but still has a little empathy left over. Hopefully he can channel the Riddick from that instead of the sequel, which was pretty much retarded all around.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    The glasses seriously cheese up that pic

    by alienindisguise

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Chronicles of Riddick SUCKS!

    by GravyAkira

    That was one of the biggest disappointments in recent film history. Even worse than the Star Wars prequels in my opinion. Riddick is a great character though. This pic doesnt get me too excited. Looks more like Chronicles than Pitch Black.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Twohy...

    by Ciderman

    Made the great Below, and for that I will always pay the euros to see his films. Escape from Butcher Bay on the Xbox, 360 and PS3 was a pretty good addition to the Riddick series as well, and Vin was good in it too!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    I liked Chronicles o' Riddick!

    by Blue_Demon

    One of the best things about it? Sets! Strangely, during the whole movie I kept thinking that Twohy should direct an Elric movie. I mean, if not Guillermo Del Toro, Twohy should. Looking forward to this one.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    I'm eagerly awaiting more Riddick films

    by Eyegore

    Pitch Black is a classic, and Chronicles was also very good. I have much respect for Vin Diesel as an actor and a fellow geek. If you don't like it, don't watch it. My wife and I will be there on opening day, like we were for the last film.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Muldoon??

    by scaperone

    Please re-read your synopsis under the picture and then re-write it so that it makes sense. Twohy "directed"(are you talking about his previous Riddick film or does he direct his current film?)... "the supposedly film"...(the film does not exist or is the production a wish?)thanks.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Lets put it this way:

    by poop

    Pitch Black was 'ALIEN' as 'ALIEN RESURRECTION' was Chronicles of Riddick. It's so fucking Space Opera-wannabe, with all this over-the-top shit going on while trying to create this massive cheeseball universe, instead of a small, completely fucking interesting and mysterious sci-fi film with awesome characters and action. Enough with these gay-ass Necromonger things. and universe-eating floaty ghost people or whatever the fuck was going on. It's RIDDICKulous.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    I kinda respect Vin Diesel for some reason.

    by Sardonic

    You can tell he's genuinely passionate about the Riddick series, which is rare. I harbour no ill will towards him. Chronicles was only decent in my opinion, but it had a ballsy-as-fuck ending that really made the movie. The universe is itself is unique, and it could be done well under the right talent and vision. And of course Pitch Black was one of those surprisingly good sci-fi's that crop up every few years.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    I liked Pitch Black but...

    by Gabe Athouse

    ...Chronicles was ass, this armor design should never have been signed off on, and chimp-smile Katie Sackoff was the worst choice from among Battlestar Galactaca chicks. Was the asian one not available?

  • from the plot summary i suppose they did the wise thing and completely ignored the last movie.good.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    The Chronicles of Riddick might not have been great

    by Mugato5150

    but it was a new sci-fi universe. It wasn't a re-imagining of another sci-fi universe (you know who you are) and it wasn't a Goddamned comic book movie. It was, in comparison to most of the other shit that's churned out nowadays, original. And it flopped. And they're making another one anyway. For that alone, they have my nine bucks.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the heads up in the headline.

    by Ingeld

    I almost read the article and looked at the picture.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Sweet

    by CT1

    This looks really great. Not gay at all. It looks like maybe ol' Vin there lost the bloat and hopped on the Thor homoerotica bandwagon, that's a pretty cool step for the "franchise".

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    I liked Chronicles of Narn...er, Riddick more than Pitch Black

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    While this is no Science Fiction epic like Star Wars nor is it an awesome fantasy story like LOTR, it is still fun to watch. But I understand, fanboys will hate on everything.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I think I figured out the problem with Chronicles

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    I think the best thing about Twohy is he seems to always get great performances out of his actors. Maybe better than he deserves. A Perfect Getaway, Pitch Black, Below... all were fairly self contained movies powered by a small group of characters. But in Chronicles, there were too many characters and maybe he was spending to much time wrangling problems with the larger scope of the project rather than working closely with the actors. So you get a case of it's Riddick and a bunch of people I don't give a rat's ass about dealing with space ghosts and magic vs. a bunch of interesting characters the audience has grown invested in potentially getting knocked off one by one. Either that or it was just a big stupid movie trying to be more than it should.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I'll see it in the theater

    by ScreamingPenis

    Chronicles of Riddick wasn't a masterpiece but the story and universe it created were engrossing enough to make it worth a theater visit. There really isn't any sci fi like that anymore.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Captain Power????????

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • but didn't he suggest/campaign for Oscar consideration for his role in Fast Five? That's the sign of someone who's been dropped on their head at birth.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Awesome

    by KinjoAlcoholicNinja

    I absolutely and shamelessly love both of the Riddick movies. Love the video game too.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Looks Riddick-ulous

    by I am not a number

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Diesel Knows What He Is Doing

    by chad kuhns

    Vin Diesel takes a lot of shit from the internet community, but I don't think anyone can deny that the guy is A) Hungry for franchises and B) Passionate about the ones he has The one thing I've enjoyed about this new chapter in the Riddick series is that Diesel and Twohy (sp?) have been actively involved in trying to keep fans' interests peeked, even if it was just through a lot of concept art. I think both know what worked and what didn't work in Chronicles, and hopefully can address it. Worse thing they did was giving Riddick a storyline that echoed Conan The Barbarian. Keeping it simple, dark, and Riddick centered is what people want to see.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Smaller is better for this franchise

    by Father

    Pitch black was cheaper and smaller in scale than the chronicles of riddick, but it was the superior movie out of the two. All of the space politics riddick got himself into in the chronicles of riddick was no way as exciting as the stuff he got up to in pitch black. Personally i think that if this franchise is to continue , all of the big scale space opera stuff should be ditched and the small scale, small number of characters and alien monsters need to come back!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Hey Muldoon thanks!

    by gotilk

    Thanks for keeping things moving around here. Good stuff.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    So he was the leader of the NACROMONGERS...

    by KHjLL

    And they left him for dead on a planet if so cool but it be cool if we got a 15 minute montogue of how RIDDICK got ther4e..

  • Oh, man. Katee Sackhoff! I am *so* there.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I don't know what Chronicles of Riddick is, but...

    by Silv

    From the comments it sounds like I'm better off.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I want to bring Toombs back.coolest character from Chronicles.

    by KilliK

    i know he is dead but in a scifi universe everything is possible,so why not?

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to seeing a new Riddick movie.

    by Delagoya

    I'd rather see a new Riddick movie than a new Transformers movie. I don't think I can take anymore of "W..W..W..W..WAIT!!! D..D..D..D..DON'T!!! N..N..N..N..NOOOO!!!", and we can't forget this memorable line: "OPTIMUS!!!".

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Riddick's "home planet" (Furia) wasted...

    by JIMBOCOP

    ...by the Necromongers? Kinda hard to get back to, surely?

  • Being a fan of Conan and murderous criminals with polished eyes, I can't wait for the next film.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for this

    by Mattman

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    I'm actually excited

    by D o o d

    I liked Chronicles of Riddick!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Are you sure this isn't just a pic of Vin fucking around in his garage?

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    As long as Thandie Newton is no where NEAR this...

    by NightArrows

    ...I'll be there.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Cool

    by skiprat1

    I enjoyed both movies, and the ending to Chronicles was a good one. I did feel a disconnect between the two however - mainly I think 'cos there was just no hint given that there was this crazily rich, populated universe with all these different types/species of people on different planets that were so prominent in the second outing. The Western/backwoods feel of the first just didn't feel like the same 'reality' as the second. Regardless, the wife and I will be buying tickets for this. I wonder if they're thinking that if they have a successful lower-budget movie with this, they'll then try to get financing for a bigger-budget fourth outing to properly wrap up the story that started in Chronicles (the underworld stuff or whatever it was).

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    So glad this is getting made

    by 6000_little_griglets

    Without having seen it I thought COR would be shit... then on a movie night a friend insisted on watching it and I reluctantly agreed... anyway i thoroughly enjoyed it and consider it to be a sci fi gem

  • The Rock would have battered Vin Doughbody without breaking a sweat! The Rock needs a Terminator style movie!!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Riddick films should be episodic

    by howlingmudd

    More Indy and less Star Wars. Twohy's mistake with Chronicles was trying to turn the series into a massive space opera. That's kind've hard to do when you really only have one character and he's little more than an archetype. It was just too big a leap. If the film had simply focused on the middle act of Riddick in prison, we'd probably be talking about Riddick 4 or 5 by now. Hopefully we'll get a new Riddick game out of this, since Escape From Butcher Bay and Assault on Dark Athena were both a lot of fun. They also understood the episodic nature of the character a lot better than Chronicles.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    The Necromongers must be PACIFIED!

    by twogunjames

    I think we need a movie where Vin Diesel reprises all the roles he ever played in one single movie. The issue with that is you will not be able to tell them apart, except for Riddick will have sunglasses on.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Why does he wear RecSpecs?

    by rahtard

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    You looks like a cross between space Conan and Kurt Rambis

    by rahtard

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed Pitch Black quite a bit ...

    by Vince Ricardo

    ... but I've never seen more than a few minutes of The Chronicles of Riddick. I think the completely different tone of the second film just threw me out of it. If this one goes back to the smaller scale style of Pitch Black, maybe I'll give it a shot.

  • I guess its kind like startrek vs starwars. And as far as the R rating gee more blood and saying fuck now and then who cares.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Riddick is like Conan

    by David Cloverfield

    Sometimes a King, sometimes an outlaw, sometimes a hero, sometimes a villain. He leads an eventful life. I like him.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    it's Captain Riddick!!

    by Stalkeye

    Lemme guess, PG 13?

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    fantasty

    by Retro

    Looks like it might be more fantasy oriented like the last film. Which was an awesome film btw. I just hope that there is more sci-fi to it, like pitch black.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    He puts on his HANNIBAL costume, adds goggles, and calls it Riddick?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Yep, they're making this one on the cheap!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Oh, so it's more Chronicles garbage.

    by kevred

    Count me suddenly and completely uninterested again.

  • But I still did enjoy the second one. The best sequence was the whole Crematoria prison planet stuff, and the running from the sun on the surface gag. If they have more of that kind of deadly exo-planetary stuff, plus some cool monsters in this one, then it might be something cool. I assume it will be closer to Pitch Black's low budget style too. Isn't this third film much less of a spectacle in terms of budget compared to the second one?

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Pitch' is TEN TIMES the movie Chronicles is ...

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    The difference in quality, acting, story, drama, tension ... is off the scale. Riddick as a character CANNOT be the centre of a Universe-spanning story ... thats not what he is about. Its like having John McClane save Earth from Aliens.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Pitch Black was watchable...Riddick was shit!

    by LORDOFLIGHT

    Why the fuck would they want to do a 3rd one?

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    And Vin Diesel sure as shit ain't a good actor.

    by LORDOFLIGHT

    He's just an action star.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Give us a decent Dune movie instead of this crap.

    by LORDOFLIGHT

    Ya know.....an intelligent sci fi movie not another piece of dumbed down supposed sci fi bollocks.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Pitch Black vs Chronicles

    by Rei-Ginsei

    I really enjoyed Pitch Black, not only for the story and the overall visual feel, but also the way it was put together (shot selection, etc.). My only real complaint was that they showed too much of the monsters too early. I know you still have to have enough light to show the actors, but they could have built it up a little. To me, Chronicles is two stories. There's the part with the Necromongers and Riddick's "destiny" in the universe, and the part where he goes to rescue Jack from the prison planet. I think the part with the prison planet fits more in line with the character and the universe, and when you frame the other story against it, it makes it look...off. I enjoy the art design of the necromongers and the idea of the Underverse was interesting, but when Riddick kills their leader at the end you have to figure that kind of puts a halt on their plan to find it. Unless he fights every necromonger one-on-one, the movie that follows would have to be...full of political intrigue? I think Riddick works best with a small group in a tight situation - at least that's what I liked about Pitch Black and that's what I liked about the prison escape portion of Chronicles.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Hit or miss

    by Jackson

    I thought Chronicles of Riddick was great but kinda got bored in Pitch Black

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Riddick series could be done how Highlander should have

    by even9

    Second film expands the cult first one's reach. Directors and actor keep creative integrity. A large scale epic cult fantasy/sci-fi Genre series get's made to completion. And seriously, how many full on realised straight Genre sci-fi/fantasy alternative worlds of action/adventure heroic journey serials are there? There's really only Star Wars that's fully in those kind of waters head first - not that Riddick is close to Star Wars but it is (or was) playing in similar fantasy Genre waters. Highlander could have become a Genre touchstone of sorts also as a serial. As it's dead, a studio could buy rights to Highlander, re-release first Highlander in 3d with promise of a sequel. Use profits to finish off Highlander 2 with digital technology adding new scenes & refining movie, as is only about 2/3s of the movie was suppose to be, into a proper super-natural planet spanning sci/fi fantasy epic. Release in 3d on back of first re-release. Make 3rd new film on the immortal's homeworld, finishing off the trilogy and creating a new fully realised fantasy Genre film serial. How many films of this same type of fantasy Genre are there as serials or trilogies? Not that many i don't think.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    No Ron Cobb designs?...i'm out

    by lookylookymoontard

    Vin = Bargin Bin

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    even9

    by lv_426

    The problem with Highlander, at least for me, was that all the wacky sci-fi stuff that Highlander II introduced just ruined the great mystical concept of the original. The whole idea that the immortals are just alien people from some generic 80's sci-fi planet was a crap place to steer the mythology towards.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    re: Probelm of Highlander

    by even9

    The whole idea that the immortals are just alien people from some generic 80's sci-fi planet was a crap place..

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    re-problem of Highlander: re-dux

    by even9

    I agree, it was a crap place in the film.. Not because the concept was crap, but because it was the Whole Crux of where the sequel was going and also it's bridge to the first film, but it barely gets filmed or explained/integrated properly!

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    mentaldominance : Don't remember a scene with fire everywhere??

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    Think you are mixed up ...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOTSeaMZzJ4&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLD16783779905FD6D Epic!

  • I'll happily give it a chance. The Riddick movies deserve another shot.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    So, basically it's a reboot? :s

    by marineboy

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Diesel is a cool guy but 'Bald guy wearing welding glasses'

    by smackfu

    will never fly as a sci-fi property.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST

    David Twohy

    by Baryonyx

    Riddick is a brilliant character in PITCH BLACK, which was a script originally written by Jim & Ken Wheat. Twohy came on board, did a rewrite and directed the movie, which is a great science fiction movie with a really memorable anti hero. But after seeing the weak Chronicles of Riddick, written by David Twohy alone, I wonder if the Wheat brothers had a lot more to do with what made Pitch Black so good than Twohy did.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Den lives!

    by Baryonyx

    Based on that photo, I think Vin should be cast as the bald warrior Den in an R-rated version of Richard Corben's violent Neverwhere graphic novel.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Hollywood loves a "macho" guy with a BIG gun

    by LORDOFLIGHT

    They even turned Van Helsing from Dracula into this dude with a long dark coat, big hat and a machine gun like crossbow. Obviously aimed at macho image conscious teenagers. Though this time we get a bald macho guy with welding glasses Quite childish and silly.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    the video games are still the best thing about this series

    by antonphd

    i LOVED playing Riddick.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Hey Mark, wanna meetup at Westbeth?

    by SadTruth

    And go on the 4th floor roof to throw eggs at delivery men?

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I sthis Thor when he goes bald and wears sunglasses?

    by XxSoulFlyxX

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Huzzah for Vin! No "PG-13 ass bashing" from him!

    by Wookie_Weed

    Oh wait.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Is that a giant used condom on the front of his shirt??

    by ar42

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel is a bigger champion of R-rated actioners... who knew?

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    Man, I'm disappointed in Stallone.

  • Jan. 20, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Blues Brothers meets He-Man!

    by Xenodistortion

    That's what the pic above reminded me of.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Why is there no love for "Knockaround Guys"?

    by tritium

    Vin was awesome in it, as well as having great performances from an incredible case, including Barry Pepper, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper and Tom Noonan. Check out this flick, if ya' haven't seen it.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST

    tritium, how many fights do you have to be in to be a tough guy?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST

    There is no reason both Pitch Black and Chronicles can't be liked.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    They're both great movies with the same great character in different ways.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Riddick......Ahhh Ahhhhhhhhh he'llsave every one of us!

    by 5secondfuse

    If Diesel wants a new franchise then great, just get rid of all that Necromonger bullshit. They suck as characters. SUCK BIGTIME. The only decent part of Chronicles was the opening 15 minutes and when they raced against the heat wave. Pitch Black was class because it had a small budget dirty sci fi look and all the characters were great. It was the anti hero against a merc. Mercs and Bounty Hunters will always be the central Riddick storyline. Fighting alien beasts is great but if anytime is given to this lame pussy Dune wannabee Necromonger shit then a potentially decent movie will get bogged down again. Why not just adapt the Butcher Bay game or Dark Athena. Theres a great movie right there.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    I like both...

    by HughHoyland

    Pitch Black and Chronicles, I even like the idea, one anti-hero in two very different situations making for two very different stories. And visually I think Chronicles is pretty damn interesting. Reminds me a little bit of Dune... maybe. But from what I've read this is going to be a lower budget production, add to that a story involving Riddick "trapped" on a planet fighting for survival (paraphrasing) and I think most likely this will be a throw back to Pitch Black. But then who knows besides them. We'll wait and see.

  • So every time I see this guy I now think of that. It's just sickening. Also I laugh every time I see him because of that national enquirer cover with him in the fur coat with the headline- Vin Deisel: Gay?

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    by daddyfatnads

    i drew a pair of goggles on my penis and it now looks exactly like riddick

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    People who prefer Chronicle to Pitch Black...

    by MJohnson

    ...are probably also all those people who think Paul Verhoeven deserves an Oscar.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    @grammaton cleric binks...

    by tritium

    I believe the correct answer to that question, is "500", sir. :) Great scene, by the way.

  • We watched it once and found it an incomprehensible mess and ever since, when asking each other, "What movie do you want to watch?" when someone would jokingly suggest "Chronicles of Riddick!" everyone would start laughing and/or throwing stuff at the person who said that.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Tritium, damn straight. Best scene in the whole movie.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Badass monologue before the beatdown begins.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    why the fuck is he wearing a cape? argggghh

    by jimmy

    Its the same fiasco ( now w extra fiasco sauce ) all over again. This one picture already sets the tone for assured failure. Riddick was just terrible. Pitch Black is okay, as it was a smaller scifi film w some interesting ideas and lead character.capes? Necromongers ?

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    Yes, looks very much like Glass Armor

    by keybored

    I'd expect the Skyrim lawyers to come knocking on his door soon

  • Jan. 22, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Maybe this will be the Riddick movie I wanted to see last time...

    by GaiustheBrave

    Fingers crossed. The last one felt, at the time, like a bad rip-off of Dune. Haven't seen it in a while, so I may have been wrong. Might go check it out again.

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