<i>Riddick</i> Set For September Release

Universal Pitures has given Riddick, the aptly titled third film in the Vin Diesel Riddick sci-fi/action franchise, a Sept. 6 release date, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The character first appeared in 2000's Pitch Black, written and directed by David Twohy and then again in 2004 with the bigger-budget Chronicles of Riddick. Twohy and Diesel have returned for each installment, including the current one, which began filming in February. Here's the official 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.

Riddick also stars Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista and Jordi Mella.

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