Production on the long-gestating sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick is finally underway, and star Vin Diesel kicked things off right by giving fans a look at himself in full costume on set. David Twohy returns to write and direct Riddick, and quite a few exciting new names have come onboard the project. Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff plays Dahl, a Nordic mercenary tasked with tracking down the titular anti-hero, and Jordi Molla (Bad Boys II) plays Santana, a leader of an eight-man crew bent on killing Riddick (long story short, everyone wants to kill Riddick). Karl Urban is reprising his role as Lord Vaako, and Diesel looks comfortably familiar back in his Riddick garb.
Hit the jump to check out the image. If you missed our interview with Sackhoff where she told us the seriously crazy story of how she got cast, click here.
Image courtesy of Diesel’s Facebook page.
Here’s the official synopsis for Riddick:
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.