Now we know what that new Riddick film's all about (+ new pic)

After being teased for weeks with Riddick set pics and concept art—courtesy of actor Vin Diesel—we now have the official blurb spelling out for us what the third Riddick film's gonna be all about.

Even though filming has been underway in Montreal for a couple of weeks already, Universal, One Race Films and Radar Pictures have just TODAY officially announced the start of filming. (Talk about being late to the party!)

So what's the third Riddick (the rumored title is The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking) gonna be all about, and who's on board? Why, you can read all about it in the official announcement below!

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.

Riddick also sees the return of Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Bourne Supremacy) as Vaako and introduces to the series Jordi Molla (Bad Boys II, Colombiana) as Santana, the arrogant captain of the mercenary ship; Matt Nable (Killer Elite) as Boss Johns, a man looking for answers; Katee Sackhoff (TV's Battlestar Galactica) as the Nordic mercenary Dahl; and Bokeem Woodbine (upcoming Total Recall) as bounty hunter Moss. Rounding out the cast are Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), Conrad Pla (Immortals), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Nolan Funk (TV's Aliens in America) and two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer Keri Hilson.

So it definitely looks like we're gonna be in for a bit more Pitch Black and a little less Chronicles of Riddick the third time around—which, in our humble opinion, is a good thing, as we've always felt that the first film was much better than the second entry.

What do you guys think? Are you excited about the third Riddick film?

(via Coming Soon)

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