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By Hannah Soo Park

It's hard to believe, but a little over a decade has passed since Richard B. Riddick made his intergalactic debut in 2000's "Pitch Black." Ever since, the elusive sci-fi character has managed to garner enough appeal to be the center of a trilogy that includes 2004's "The Chronicles of Riddick" and the forthcoming "Riddick," which just got its official release date.

Universal has confirmed that the third installment of David Twohy's series will open on September 6, 2013, making it one of a handful of sci-fi flicks scheduled for a 2013 release. In addition to playing in conventional theaters, the movie will also hit IMAX theaters nationwide.

With all of that said, we should also mention that Vin Diesel is reprising his role as Riddick, an infamous antihero type, who's been on the run since his introduction in "Pitch Black." This time around, he's left for dead on a lifeless, »

- MTV Movies Team

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