Not only will Richard B. Riddick slice open any extraterrestrial beast that steps to him in action star slow motion, but he'll do it whilst cradling an adorable space-puppy in one arm. The other arm is holding the equivalent of a giant exacto-knife, which is a handy tool for disemboweling snappy alien predators.
Diesel's signature character who isn't named Dominic Toretto is no stranger to cutting up such creatures. His introduction, 2000's Pitch Black, found he and a band of crash-landing survivors fighting nocturnal creatures on a barren planet of long, long nights. The 2004 sequel, Chronicles of Riddick, contained some space-wolf things, but eased up on the creature throttle in favor of event movie action.
But with Riddick, Diesel and writer-director David Twohy are taking the convicted murderer back to his roots. As you can see in this clip, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, the aliens on this new planet don't know with whom they're messing.
At the end of Chronicles of Riddick, the titular tank top aficionado found himself ascending to the throne of a powerful galactic empire. But when Riddick picks up, the hero is marooned, totally alone, on another desolate world. With no choice, he activates a distress beacon, which draws not rescue, but a bunch of mercenaries eager to collect his head for reasons both professional and personal.
Still, flashbacks will explain just how Riddick went from Necromonger emperor to all alone again. These flashbacks will feature Karl Urban reprising his role as Lord Vaako.
In addition to returning player Urban, the cast here includes a bunch of new additions to Riddick's universe. Battlestar Galactica favorite Katee Sackhoff leads the newbies, a group that includes Jordi Molla, Bokeem Woodbine, Keri Hilson, Raoul Trujillo, and Nolan Gerard Funk. Also lending some muscle is Dave Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer in next summer's Guardians of the Galaxy.
Coincidentally, Diesel is also on board to voice Groot in that Marvel Studios space adventure.
Riddick hits normal-sized and IMAX screens this September 6th.