Riddick also known as Riddick: Rule the Dark is a American science fiction action film and the third installment in the Riddick film series. Produced by and starring Vin Diesel as the title character , Riddick is written and directed by David Twohy , who previously wrote and directed the first two installments, Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick The film was released on September 6, , in the United States. Five years after Kyra's death , Riddick has become increasingly uneasy in his role as Lord Marshal of the Necromonger fleet.
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Riddick also known as Riddick: Rule the Dark is a American science fiction action film and the third installment in the Riddick film series. Produced by and starring Vin Diesel as the title character , Riddick is written and directed by David Twohy , who previously wrote and directed the first two installments, Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick The film was released on September 6, , in the United States.
Five years after Kyra's death , Riddick has become increasingly uneasy in his role as Lord Marshal of the Necromonger fleet. His refusal to swear into the Necromonger faith has caused dissent among his subjects and assassination attempts by his subordinates. After the latest attempt on his life, Riddick strikes a deal with Commander Vaako: the location of Furya and a ship to take him there, in exchange for Vaako succeeding him as the next Lord Marshal, so that he can achieve what he calls transcendence.
Led by Vaako's aide, Krone, Riddick and a group of Necromongers arrive on a desolate planet. Realizing that it is not Furya, Riddick kills most of his escort when they attempt to assassinate him. In the chaos, Krone causes a landslide and buries Riddick alive. Riddick emerges from the rubble with a broken leg, which he sets and splints while fending off native predators: vulture -like flying animals, packs of hyena -like beasts and swarms of venomous, scorpion -like water-dwelling creatures called Mud Demons.
Needing time to heal, Riddick hides himself within some abandoned ruins. After he's fully healed, Riddick notices a vast savanna beyond some rocky cliffs, but the only passage through is impeded by several muddy pools infested with Mud Demons. He begins injecting himself with Mud Demon venom in order to build an immunity and constructs improvised melee weapons , as well as raising and training an orphaned hyena-beast pup.
He kills the Mud Demons and reaches the savanna. After finding a dormant mercenary station, Riddick notices a series of approaching storms, and concludes they will unleash an unidentified threat. Riddick activates an emergency beacon at the station, which broadcasts his identity to mercenary groups within the area. Two mercenary crews promptly arrive in answer to the beacon. The first, a barbaric group led by violent and unstable Santana, and consisting of second-in-command Diaz, preacher Luna and hunters Falco, Rubio, Vargas and Nunez.
The second, a team of professional mercenaries ; leader Colonel R. Riddick leaves them a message promising they will all die unless they leave one of their ships and depart the planet on the other. Rubio, Nunez and Falco are killed by Riddick during the first night, forcing a reluctant Santana to cooperate with Johns' team.
Riddick later steals power nodes from each of the teams' ships and approaches Johns and Santana to strike a deal for their return. However, the conversation turns into an ambush as Dahl shoots Riddick with several rounds of horse tranquilizer, and Riddick's hyena-beast is shot and killed by Santana. Johns the mercenary from Pitch Black. When the storms reach the station, Riddick's threat is revealed as thousands of Mud Demons emerge from hibernation underground, awakened by the rainwater, and besiege the station, killing Lockspur and Moss.
Johns agrees to release Riddick in order to locate the hidden power cells, but Santana attempts to kill Riddick because he is worth twice as much dead as he is alive, and because Riddick promised to kill Santana within five seconds if set free. Riddick, with only one leg free, beheads Santana with his own machete, with Dahl remarking "that was five seconds.
They fight their way to the ships, however Vargas is killed by a mud demon. Johns, Diaz and Riddick leave the ship together on the hover-bikes to retrieve the power nodes. During their journey, Diaz knocks Johns' bike over the side of an embankment, causing him to crash. He is then picked up by Riddick. After they reach the power nodes, Riddick reveals Johns' son's morphine addiction, as well as his attempt to utilize a child as bait for the creatures.
Diaz attempts to kill Riddick and Johns but Riddick fights and kills him, however as Diaz dies he shoots and disables the last hover bike, having already sabotaged the other. Riddick and Johns fend off a seemingly endless horde of Mud Demons while running back to the station.
Riddick is severely wounded and Johns takes both nodes and abandons him. Riddick begins to fight a futile battle against the advancing Demons whilst climbing a rock spire. Just when it seems he is about to be killed, Johns arrives in a repowered ship and shoots the creatures while Dahl descends to rescue Riddick. Giving him the other ship, Johns asks Riddick where he intends to go, before deciding he is better off not knowing.
Riddick praises Johns for being a better man than his son and departs into deep space. Rumors of a third film in the Chronicles of Riddick series had circulated since In November , shortly after Twohy had finished the script, he announced that pre-production work was underway.
In April , a review of the Riddick screenplay it was then subtitled "Dead Man Stalking" appeared on the Coming Attractions website. He mentioned the terrain features, unique to the area, would lend to the off-planet atmosphere of the film. They reaffirmed that the movie will be rated 'R', like the first one Pitch Black , a priority for them, and they plan to shoot it lean and quickly.
The first image of Vin Diesel on the film's set was released on January 20, Riddick was met with mixed reviews. The website's critical consensus states: "It may not win the franchise many new converts, but this back-to-basics outing brings Riddick fans more of the brooding sci-fi action they've come to expect".
Alonso Duralde of The Wrap gave the film a negative review, saying "If you were to make a comedy about an actor who makes cheesy sci-fi action movies, and you needed a hilarious clip of his work that underscored the awfulness of his output, just about any second segment of Riddick would do the trick".
A number of additions to the plot are included in the director's cut of the movie which was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 14,  and provided a longer story than the theatrical version.
In the extended version, there is an additional scene which takes place aboard the Necromonger capital ship where Riddick kills Krone and finds out that Vaako has crossed the threshold into the Underverse, seen as a large hole in space surrounded by gas. Riddick looks out the window as he is told that Vaako has gone to achieve transcendence, where he is both dead and alive.
On January 29, , Vin Diesel had announced on his Facebook page that Universal Pictures wishes to develop a fourth Riddick film prompted by robust DVD sales of the most recent film in the series. In May , he explained that production on Furia may begin in early In a video Vin Diesel asked, "Are you guys excited to hear about Furia? Do you want to know where it all began with that dark character Riddick? The posts did not elaborate on how, if at all, Merc City would be connected to the upcoming film.
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Riddick 4 Script Is Written, Reveals Vin Diesel
The Chronicles of Riddick , is a science fiction action media franchise created in by David Twohy spanning three live-action feature films , a direct-to-DVD animated film , two video games for PC and consoles , one motion comic , one mobile game , and two novelizations. The series follows the adventures of antihero character Riddick either portrayed or voiced by Vin Diesel in the 28th century. The Chronicles of Riddick fictional universe was initially created with the release of Pitch Black , which was written by director Twohy and brothers Ken and Jim Wheats. Since then Twohy has written and directed the two live action sequels and was involved in the development of the storyline of a number of the franchise's offshoots. The first installment of the franchise, Pitch Black , was a lower budget production compared to the later ones. The story involved Riddick being transported to prison on the Hunter Gratzner , a commercial cargo spaceship.