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Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.

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David Twohy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Riddick
Jordi Mollà ... Santana
Matt Nable ... Boss Johns
Katee Sackhoff ... Dahl
Dave Bautista ... Diaz
Bokeem Woodbine ... Moss
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Lockspur (as Raoul Trujillo)
Conrad Pla ... Vargas
Danny Blanco Hall Danny Blanco Hall ... Falco
Noah Danby ... Nunez
Neil Napier ... Rubio
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Luna
Karl Urban ... Vaako
Andreas Apergis ... Krone
Keri Hilson ... Santana's Prisoner (as Keri Lynn Hilson)
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Storyline

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. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rule the Dark See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chronicles of Riddick: Rule the Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,030,375, 6 September 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,025,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,337,295
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Riddick is considered to be a mix of iconic 1980s action characters John Rambo, Snake Plissken and Conan the Barbarian: In his backstory, Riddick was a soldier in the military and Riddick became a notorious wanted criminal whom escaped from several prisons. Riddick later discovered that he is of a race of warrior called Furians that had been slain by The Lord Marshal and he became the Necromonger's new Lord Marshal when he killed him and on U.V.6 and Not-Fyra Riddick uses his resources, survival skills and warrior and tracker skills and uses both planet's environments to his advantages against the mercenaries. See more »

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We're lead to believe the power nodes for the two ships are different, both by dialog and in physical appearance. When Riddick spies on Vargas using Dahl's mirror, the nodes in the rack indicates that Vargas is on the wrong ship. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Riddick: Don't know how many times I've been crossed off the list and left for dead. Guess when it first happens the day you were born, you're gonna lose count. So this, this ain't nothing new.
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More than a fun sci-fi flick
4 September 2013 | by LumpysFriendSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much. When I heard of the sequel I assumed it'd be a bigger and "better" chapter in the Richard D. Riddick series. Then I saw the trailer and thought that going back to the basics of Pitch Black felt like Twohy didn't know how to go bigger and was reverting into his safe bubble. I was wrong. This is by far Twohy's strongest script with a surprising range of fleshed-out characters. The first ten minutes of the movie has no dialogue and right from the get-go I was pleasantly surprised. It begins to feel like an appropriate direction to take the character. There are jokes that don't work but most do. While Riddick's monologue is a little... quaint (and a cgi dog companion that feels a tad out of place; but i get why it's there) i really think it's important that 'Riddick' is a success at the box office -- to help open the way for genuinely fun, inventive sci-fi narratives with a budget.


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