Today’s slow news flow brings us a new TV spot for David Twohy’s Riddick and a behind-the-scenes featurette for Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D. This thirty-second spot for the third film in the anti-hero trilogy features a frantic look at stars Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista and Katee Sackhoff, along with a host of particularly nasty-looking alien creatures. On the more informative end of things, this featurette for R.I.P.D. has stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges walking audiences through everything they need to know about the upcoming action-comedy. Co-star Marisa Miller also stops by for a quick word and we get new looks at Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker and James Hong.
Riddick opens September 6th and R.I.P.D. opens July 19th. Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot and featurette.
Here’s the new Riddick spot:
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.
And here’s a new behind-the-scenes featurette for R.I.P.D.:
Here’s the official synopsis for R.I.P.D.:
Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.
Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.
Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance…or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.