Monday, August 05, 2013

RIDDICK IN THE WAITING: Free Motion Comic And Trailer Revive Vin Diesel's Best

You can keep your Fast and The Furious 8, 9 and 10, the Vin Diesel based series that can burn off it's competitors best, is the one starring the galaxy's most dangerous man, Riddick. 

Sprung from Pitch Black, I loved the original's Mad Max-ish Sci-Fi feel, while the second, Chronicles of Riddick, brought actors Karl Urban, Dame Judi Dench and Thandie Newton into a larger cosmic tapestry, one still grounded by Vin's gravelly voiced anti-hero.

This September, that 'anti-hero' returns in Riddick, along with 'Judge Dredd' Karl Urban as Vakko, and wrestler David Bautista, ahead of his portrayal of Drax The Destroyer in Marvel Studios' Guardians of The Galaxy film.

Left to rot on an alien-infested world, Riddick accidentally summons two crews of mercs to the planet in his efforts to escape. One has a personal connection, and one is more dangerous than he's ever known. But wait! At the end of Chronicles, wasn't Riddick left ruling the Necromongers? Seems this free motion comic has all you need to bridge the gap, in the franchise's usual and violent ways;


Soaked in all that awesomesauce and ready for what follows? Well then, here's the trailer;


 What do you think? 

11 comments:

  1. So what you're saying is I should get around to watching Chronicles of Riddick, eh?

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  2. I'd even lend you my copy if you were closer Random!

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  3. I cant stand Vin Diesel's acting but must admit the Riddick films are smashing. I watch them every time theyr on tv.

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  4. I loved Pitch Black (at that point I would have watched Claudia Black in a shampoo commercial), but just never seemed to pick the next one up. There was always something else to watch. I'll dig around town. I'm sure someone has it. After watching the first season of Sons of Anarchy. I promised someone that was next.

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  5. Saying I loved Pitch Black is an understatement. Chronicles got a big push here once Karl Urban was in it, him being a kiwi and all, but the kicker for me was 'M' in Sci-Fi. Judi Dench was acting royalty alongside the likes of Helen Mirren Ian McKellan and co. Having her pop up in this film was a WTF kind of moment that had to be seen.

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  6. Who heres a secret or not so secret Radha Mitchell fan? I never heard of her before and loved her so much in Pitch Black [couldn't believe they killed her off!] I made a point of watching all her movies from then on. Pity she never made it big-time in Hollywood apart from that Sci-fi movie which names escapes me.
    Shes a New Zealand actress isn't she?
    If they ever filmed the FF movie over there instead of Louisiana [yes, cant believe it either!] Id love if Radha played Sue Richards.

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  7. Radha Mitchell was also in two other good movies, Man on Fire (Denzel Washington & Dakota Fanning) and High Art (Ally Sheedy).

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  8. by the way i really enjoyed that motion comic video. normally i would prefer more traditional type of animation but Vin's voice over makes it work.

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  9. Thanks Dave - glad you liked the motion comic big guy! I was the same, I'm not a fence sitter usually, something's either got to be animated or it's not - no in between. Still that said, this was pretty good. It reminded me of those old Spawn cartoons at late night TV, plus like you say, Vin Diesel's voice just sets the atmosphere all on it's own.

    Cheers mate!

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  10. Dan this is one of my favorite post of yours,nice job. It's good that Riddick jumped past the Necro thing but filled us in with a motion comic. I'm like you I saw and bought Chronicles and this new film has action adventure hit written all over it. Believe it or not I still havn't seen Pitch Black. "X-Box/Netfix/Pitch Black" .....

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  11. Glad you dug it OA. Just like how the video games and the Animatrix filled in between the Matrix movies, it's a great nod to sci-fi fans they've done a genre fan accessible bridge, and a great hit for comics that our medium was cool and respected enough for it to be set as a motion.

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