You might remember the image above, in a less Photoshopped version, from the batch of images that were released along with the trailer last month. The upcoming film finds Diesel returning to the character he first played in 2000's Pitch Black. Series director David Twohy also returns for this latest installment. Here's the official synopsis:
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.
Diesel's riding high right now. His last two movies, Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6, have earned a combined $1.2 billion.
Riddick, which opens on Sept. 6, also stars Katee Sackhoff, Karl Urban, Dave Bautista and Jordi Mella.