New Images of Vin Diesel as RIDDICK and Tyler Perry as ALEX CROSS

     June 28, 2012


Today, we have two images of two leading men with weapons: Vin Diesel as Riddick and Tyler Perry as Alex Cross. Diesel has been hard at work completing the third film in the franchise that started with Pitch Black and continued in The Chronicles of Riddick. This iteration finds our anti-hero left for dead on a desert planet infested with predators.  Riddick is forced to activate a beacon that alerts mercenaries to come and collect their prize.

Perry stars in the adaptation of James Patterson’s novel, “Cross,” as the titular detective.  Alex Cross pits Perry against a sadistic serial killer (Matthew Fox) in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.  Hit the jump to check out the images.

First up, from Diesel’s Facebook page, comes this new image from Riddick:


This latest image fits into the theme of previous images released, including the first look at Riddick’s mercenaries, the first look at Katee Sackhoff’s character and another image with a weapon-wielding Diesel as the fan-favorite anti-hero.  We can look forward to Riddick sometime early next year.

While Diesel may be comfortable around weapons, Perry doesn’t seem quite as confident in the following image:


I really hope he’s in the middle of chambering another round or he’s about to shatter his collarbone.  Watch the trailer for Alex Cross here and look for the film to debut this October 19th.  Here’s the official synopsis for Alex Cross:

ALEX CROSS follows the young homicide detective/psychologist (Tyler Perry), from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, as he meets his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller.


  • m7

    Wow. I don’t know if Ive even seen someone look as awkward holding a gun before

  • Kanwar

    Tyler Perry looks scared shitless. “Damn! Gun! In My hands! Help!!!!”

  • LEM

    Alex Cross seems like it would have been good without Perry. I’m not sure why they didn’t cast someone like Idris Elba who could have killed that part.

  • Underground Anthem TX

    m7 and Kanwar– completely agreed! Perry looks like he didn’t even practice picking up a gun in rehearsal.

    LEM– I read that Elba turned down the role; apparently, he thought it was too close to the Luther character he’s been playing, which is understandable. But, Perry and Elba aren’t the only black actors in hollywood. They really should have

    I’m intrigued about Matthew Fox’s turn as the villain, but other than that this movie looks terrible. Rob Cohen and Tyler Perry being involved certainly isn’t encouraging. Rental.

    • Underground Anthem TX

      Gah– I posted prematurely.

      I was saying in the second paragraph that the casting directors should have opened up the auditioning for all black actors in that character’s demo. Could have maybe discovered someone great.

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