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A week ago, we were reminded that September is a quiet time at the multiplex, nestled as it is between the dog days of summer and the slow burn of the interminable awards season.
This weekend, though, two new releases goosed the box office. Both Insidious Chapter 2 and The Family exceeded expectations in wide release.
Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!
Sounds like the perfect day of the week for a rundown of the domestic box office on this, the first full weekend of September 2013.
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.
Synopsis: The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.
When he's not living his life a quarter mile at a time as Dom Toretto or slicing jugulars as Riddick, Vin Diesel will be voicing a CGI tree-alien in another franchise.
Yes, Diesel is in talks to voice Groot, the sentient tree and "muscle" of Guardians of the Galaxy.
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.