I’m a fan of the Riddick franchise. I’ll be the first to admit that The Chronicles of Riddick is a big disappointment, but I really like Pitch Black and it would be great to keep the video game series going since I think the best iteration of the character is Escape from Butcher Bay. But the eye-shine anti-hero is coming back to the big screen in what looks to be a return to form. It appears that Vin Diesel and writer-director David Twohy heard the reaction to Chronicles loud and clear, and have returned to what worked the first time out: mercs and monsters. Sign me up.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Riddick. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. Riddick opens September 6th.
To enter for a chance to get you and a guest into the movie, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “RIDDICK”. The screening is on Wednesday, September 4th at 7:00PM at Regal Atlantic Station IMAX, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer:
Here’s the official synopsis for Riddick:
The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000′s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004′s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). 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.