Universal Pictures’ movie Riddick, starring Van Diesel as the shining-eyed Richard B. Riddick, is scheduled to be released September 6, 2013. Riddick began filming in January 2012 in Montreal, Canada (after being shut down temporarily in 2011 due to lack of funding). Riddick has been the antihero of four previous films in the Riddick series, namely Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick, the animated movie The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.
“Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. 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.”