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Synopsis: Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again...
If you skipped Riddick in theaters, Universal is hoping you'll give the third theatrical adventure of Vin Diesel's interstellar ex-convict a watch on Blu-ray or digital HD.
To that end, the first ten minutes of Riddick are now available to view online, no strings attached.
He may look like the monosyllabic bruiser checking your I.D. on the way into an unsavory bar, but Vin Diesel is possessed of the gift of gab.
The loquacious action star is sharing his enthusiasm for Riddick, this Friday's sci-fi sequel that heralds the title character's return after an absence of almost a decade.
Interstellar outlaw Richard B. Riddick first charmed audiences thirteen years ago as the breakout character in Pitch Black. As one of the survivors of a crash landing on a desolate alien world, the extremely proficient killer whose polished eyes see in the dark went up against a swarm of nocturnal beasts. The sequel, 2004's summer event movie The Chronicles of Riddick, put the anti-hero at the center of a vast mythology, revealing him as the last of an extinct species known as Furyans and putting him in conflict with a marauding galactic empire.
Nine years after the straightforward sci-fi spectacle of that sequel comes Riddick, a return to form for the genre's foremost tank top-wearing mass murderer. Without abandoning the elements introduced in The Chronicles of Riddick, this entry more closely follows the stripped-down approach of Pitch Black. Once again, Riddick finds himself marooned on harsh alien soil. With no other option, he activates a distress beacon, one that brings not rescue, but bounty hunters intent on collecting his head. Unluckily for them, the mercenaries aren't just facing the most dangerous man in the galaxy, but also another limitless hoard of alien carnivores.
On Riddick, Vin Diesel dons the characters goggles again, working with David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway), the writer-director behind both Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. IAR recently attended a press conference in which star and producer Diesel was happy to discuss Richard Riddick's return, how his fatherhood affected the character, building franchises like Fast & Furious, financing Riddick independently, Dungeons and Dragons influencing the atmosphere on set, matching muscles with professional wrestlers, and the future of the last Furyan.
The Riddick promotional bonanza continues with a brand spanking new featurette, one chock full of previously unseen footage and insights from Vin Diesel and David Twohy.
Though Vin Diesel spends both of these new clips from next month's Riddick in chains, these excerpts from Richard B. Riddick's third theatrical adventure show off different sides to the interstellar escaped convict.
Specifically, his romantic and inventive sides.
If anyone reading this is a feral alien carnivore, here's an important public service announcement: Don't attempt to eat Richard B. Riddick. I repeat: Do not mess with the title character in Riddick.
The first official clip from next month's sci-fi actioner proves that while it may have been nine years since Riddick's last ride, Vin Diesel hasn't missed a step in the alien-killing department.
If you ever find yourself dealing with Richard B. Riddick, even if he's in chains, don't – I repeat, DO NOT – let him anywhere near your machete.
The latest of many Riddick trailers makes this point efficiently enough, but it lacks the graphic decapitation featured in the recent red band joint.
The red band preceding the Riddick trailer that debuted at Comic-Con today declares that next month's sequel is rated R on account of "strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity."
You won't see any sexual content in this three-minute look at Riddick, but you will see at least one knee-slappingly over-the-top kill. More importantly, you'll see Vin Diesel once again growling as interstellar outlaw Richard B. Riddick.
Richard B. Riddick is an avowed bad guy, a spacefaring mass murderer with only the barest hint of a conscience.
Nonetheless, he still loveable to an alien dog, seen in a new piece of Riddick concept art and some Comic-Con promotional art declaring "Riddick Rules."