ShockTillYouDrop has word, via Vin Diesel’s Facebook page, that some concept art for a jackal, one of the critters that will be seen in the upcoming Riddick, has been released. First impression? It’s okay and all, but it doesn’t look like anything that one of those prison cats from Chronicles wouldn’t snack on fairly easily. Also sorta looks like a Resident Evil zombiedog a tad bit. Anyhoo, just glad that the film, which had recently shut down due to some budgeting issues, is back up and running. The synopsis:
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
Karl Urban is also slated to return for at least a cameo as Vaako, and David Twohy is returning as writer / director. Personally, I’d love it if Nick Chinlund was again one of those mercs on Riddick’s neck.