Vin Diesel looks badass with skull and bones in new Riddick pic

Considering Pitch Black was one of his first—and arguably coolest—breakout roles, it's nice to see Vin Diesel is really treating the upcoming Riddick sequel with some care. The film is still about a year away, but Diesel can't help but leak some awesome set pics—and the latest is all the proof we need that the baddest Furyan of all is back in action.

With the film now in the editing phase, Diesel took to Facebook to let fans know how things are progressing, and he seems as excited as we are to see the finished product:

"You know I like to let you in on things, even before Hollywood knows... Haha... Last night I was invited in to the editing room, to see the first cut of the new Riddick... WOW!!! P.s. I was so affected/excited... I couldn't sleep. GRRRR!!!"

The film is tentatively set for an early 2013 release date. But, until then, check out the latest pic below (click for larger version):

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Riddick is a sequel to both Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick, and picks up with a team of mercenaries hot on Riddick's trail.

(Via ComingSoon.net)