While Pitch Black was promoted as a horror flick, its sequel The Chronicles of Riddick took the film in a completely over-the-top direction. With Director David Twohy reteaming with action star Vin Diesel for Riddick, the third entry in the franchise, the question remained as to what direction they’d be going. The initial press release teased “darker”, but left us in the dark. Thanks to EFM pre-sales, we’ve got the official plot crunch that you’ll find beyond the break. Darker? Yes. Monsters? Yes. Bounty hunters? Yes.
““Riddick” delivers on both counts. Though billed as a back-to-basics approach to the character popularized by Diesel, the script features the character — the most wanted man in the galaxy — left for dead on a barren alien planet, dealing with “trisons” (three-legged bisons) and “mud demons.” He must then contend with two squads of bounty hunters, one of which ride rockets called jetcycles.”