So far, all of the awesome things we’ve seen from the upcoming Riddick have been focusing on Vin Diesel’s eponymous character, seeing him in various awesome shots on set.

Now, he’s got something a little different to share with us (as usual, through his own Facebook page), giving us the first image of the mercenaries that will be hunting him down in the third of what is about to become the Riddick trilogy.

Diesel put out two new photos at the weekend of himself and writer-director David Twohy, and announced that production was almost complete, so here’s to hoping for a smooth post-production process with the road to distribution/exhibition, because this is something I cannot wait to see.

“The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000?s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004?s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.

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.”

And as always, he added a little description to the awesome new photo:

“No regard for Necro royalty…



Excellent. Along with Diesel, we can look forward to seeing Karl Urban’s return from The Chronicles of Riddick, and a host of new faces, including Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Nolan Gerard Funk, singer-turning-actress Keri Hilson, and WWE’s Dave Bautista.

This is going to be so good. As usual, you can click this great new image to enlarge. And for all our coverage of the film so far, click here.