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It seems we find ourselves with hat in hand this time round as we initially slated Riddick, a squeal we are not excited about. Previous trailers did not indicate the direction the film will take as promised, which left us with much to be desired.  The San Diego Comic-Con got even hotter when Vin Diesel, along with co-star Katee Sackhoff and director David Twohy, took the stage to present the first official red-band trailer. GeekShizzle’s enthusiasm was curbed due to the poor performance and let down of the predecessor, The Chronicles of Riddick. The trailer promises the film will be darker than its predecessors as Riddick and a monster showcase their brutal skills. Riddick represents a return to the R-rated form of the original Pitch Black, and Twohy discussed the making of the film, his plans for future installments, his personal feelings on 3D, and the creative freedom that working outside the traditional studio system allows.

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Richard B. Riddick (played by Vin Diesel)

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Screen capture: Shoot to kill!

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Screen capture: Watch out!

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Screen capture: It’s coming!

Courtesy of www.theverge.com

Twohy shared some of the stories about the production of Riddick:

“Once we realized we were not going to be a studio picture and we were going to be an independent movie, it became daunting and exciting,”

“Production meetings were in Vin’s kitchen. He’d roam around, trying not to smoke his American Spirits.”

Diesel added:

“When the audience asked for this movie to be Rated-R, it actually helped us get the movie made, because we didn’t have to spend $200 million to make the movie.” He continued, “The film maintains the style and tempo of ‘Pitch Black’, while still servicing the mythology.”

Asked what drove Riddick, the “Fast and Furious” star  replied:

“When I watch the Riddick character, there’s a part of me that feels guilty for having such a darkness in that character. And I look at what he’s doing and I go, ‘That wasn’t cool. You shouldn’t have killed that guy.’ “

“Riddick” is scheduled to open in the U.S. on September 6.

Watch the Red-Band Trailer