It’s almost like a hurrying intern showed up to the CBS offices, Riddick teaser tape in hand, and was politely informed the Super Bowl was several months ago.
The new Riddick teaser –which comes after many months of photo teases and Vin Diesel Faebooking– is quick, monster-filled, 30-second affair that has Riddick ominously advising someone not to let him back out. Between that are a few landscape and action shots, that don’t say much beyond, “this movie will be greenscreened as fuck.”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for Riddick and this teaser excites me. It’s a tease in the purest sense though- I look forward to something more substantial between now and the film’s September 6th release.
Here’s the pitch:
The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000′s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004′s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.
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.