I'll admit I'm mildly interested to see what David Twohy and Vin Diesel have come up with for Riddick as Diesel is set to reprise the titular role he first played in Pitch Black and again in the sequel Chronicles of Riddick.
Twohy has been keeping people updated on his blog where he recently wrote:
Been pulling 14-hour days trying to finish RIDDICK. My typical day starts at 9am with intensive visual effects meetings, sweating out the details of our 900 VFX shots. Then I jet across town to the mix stage, Soundelux, where I supervise the sound, balancing out the often-competing elements of music, sound fx, sound design, and dialog. At night I hit the lab, Technicolor in Hollywood, staying until midnight to do "DI work" - color-correction of the movie. This is where David Eggby and I have one last chance to get the images right, dropping in grads and power windows to finesse what we shot on set. It's a great tool, the Digital Intermediate. Kind of like Photoshop for movies. Gotta love it. Gotta love the challenge of bringing it all home.
Today, however, we have the first poster for the film and it's a French poster via Comic Book Movie, which can be seen below. First, however, here's the plot synopsis for anyone that hasn't been paying attention.
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.
Riddick has already earned an R rating for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity and will arrive in theaters in 2013.
Check out the poster below, and for a little more detail as to what you're looking at, click here for a peek at the image used to make it.