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Ten Things You Need To Know About Riddick
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Pitch Black boasted a curious pre-release mockumentary on the Sci-Fi Channel called Into Pitch Black. It followed lawmen investigating the crash of the Hunter Graztner (the doomed ship) and hunting Riddick. That can be found on YouTube and region 2 copies of Pitch Black. But be warned: it has lots of inconsistencies with the first two films. Riddick also appeared in an online flash prequel a month before the first movie, called Slam City. The title refers to a slang term for the prison in which Riddick finds himself, and, because he’s awesome, promptly escapes from. While there, he does find time to have a fellow inmate “do a shine job” on his eyes so he can see in the dark.

With the success of Pitch Black and xXx, Vin Diesel founded a video game company called Tigon Studios, whose products mainly depict the man himself. Surprisingly, the games are pretty decent. As a massive gamer, Vin is personally involved in the making of each one, including the two movie tie-ins to his Riddick franchise: Escape From Butcher Bay and Assault On Dark Athena.

Much like The Clone Wars or The Animatrix, the Riddick franchise also has a short animated film designed to bridge the gap between two live-action outings. Dark Fury was released back in 2004 just before Chronicles Of Riddick to explain the interim. It’s a tense, dark short in which Riddick stows away on a ship full of mercenaries and provides interesting character revelations about Pitch Black’s Jack (Rhiana Griffith) and how she became Kyra in Chronicles.

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1 RE: Riddick Rocks!
im sure it will be highly entertaining- sounds like Predators crossed with Rambo.www.avufo.info/g.gif More

Posted by quinterolf on Friday July 27, 2012, 17:50

2 Riddick Rocks!
I cannot wait for the new film! I really enjoyed Pitch Black, and thought the sequel although poor in comparison, was nonetheless a guilty pleasure and had its good points (like the escape from Crematoria), and the opening scenes on New Mecca. By the sound's of it, this new film will be going in a different direction. Smaller budget means more of a tight film like the first, and I hope we get a kick ass film in return! More

Posted by Nexus Wookie on Thursday July 26, 2012, 22:02

3 Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cant wait, Chronicles wasnt all that bad. im sure it will be highly entertaining- sounds like Predators crossed with Rambo. whats not to love! More

Posted by mclane1 on Thursday July 26, 2012, 19:30

4 RE: "Third and final film???"
Pitch Black is one of the best sci-fi films of the last 20 years and they followed it with the pus-seepage that is Chronicles. Thankfully, the world forgot about the latter and will, I suspect, soon do the same with this totally unnecessary third instalment. More

Posted by Lazarus munkey on Thursday July 26, 2012, 02:17

5 "Third and final film???"
Aw, damn...I could've sworn that the plan for the franchise was for a trilogy beginning with Chronicles, with Pitch Black serving as a prequel. If I remember correct from scuttlebutt from long ago, following the win at Helion he would go to Furyon in Pt 2, and to the Underverse in Pt 3 (or maybe vice versa...) Considering the budget mentioned (half of Chronicles??? Vin, call Spielberg for some bread, dammit!!) Please don't let this send-off be anything less than great... More

Posted by chewynewyork on Thursday July 26, 2012, 02:07

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