Vin Diesel reprises his star-making Pitch Black role of enigmatic anti-hero Richard B. Riddick in the new science fiction action-adventure epic, The Chronicles of Riddick.
Riddick has spent the last five years on the move among the forgotten worlds on the outskirts of the galaxy, eluding mercenaries bent on collecting the price on his head. Now, the fugitive finds himself on planet Helion, home to a progressive multicultural society that has been invaded by the Lord Marshal, a despot who targets humans for subjugation with his army of warriors known as Necromongers.
Exiled to a subterranean prison where extremes of temperature range from arctic nights to volcanic days, Riddick encounters Kyra, the lone survivor from an earlier chapter in his life. His efforts to free himself and Kyra lead him to the Necromonger command ship, where he is pitted against the Lord Marshal in an apocalyptic battle with possibly the fate of all beings--both living and dead--hanging in the balance.
From Pitch Black to The Chronicles of Riddick...
So how does Vin Diesel's character of Riddick get from Point A (2000's Pitch Black) to Point B (2004's The Chronicles of Riddick)? Fortunately, we have the wonderful world of DVD to help us connect the dots. The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, a 30-minute animated feature exclusively on DVD will be released on June 15, just a few days after The Chronicles of Riddick hits theaters.
Acclaimed animator Peter Chung, whose distinctive style was seen in The Animatrix and MTV's Aeon Flux, brings us his unique take on the mythology of Riddick with this new story that bridges the gap between the two theatrical films. Vin Diesel lends his recognizable voice to the animated version of his character.
We'll have more content on The Chronicles of Riddick and Dark Fury as the release dates approach. Stay tuned!