According to the official synopsis of Riddick, Vin Diesel’s character is abandoned and left for dead on a “sun-scorched planet”. However, this new image shared by Diesel via Facebook, shows him holding some kind of sword / spear in the rain. Maybe whoever left him for dead made the mistake of dropping him off during the planet’s rainy season. Riddick is set for a September 6, 2013 release, and once again pits Diesel against an alien race of predators while being chased by mercenaries. Check out the new still below.
Riddick is the fourth entry into the Chronicles of Riddick franchise. The original movie entitled Pitch Black was released in 2000, and re-titled The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black after a sequel was released in 2004. The Chronicles of Riddick follows the adventures of the dangerous criminal Richard B. Riddick as he attempts to evade capture after escaping prison. A short animated movie entitled The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury was also released in 2004 to bridge the gap between the two films.
All three live action films were written and directed by David Twohy. The animated film was written by Twohy and directed by Peter Chung. Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff and Jordi Molla co-star with Diesel in the latest entry.