The Chronicles of Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction action film written and directed by David Twohy. It follows the adventures of Richard B. Riddick as he attempts to elude capture after the events depicted in the 2000 film Pitch Black. Vin Diesel reprises his role as Riddick and acts as producer, alongside Thandiwe Newton (credited as Thandie), Karl Urban, Alexa Davalos, Colm Feore, and Keith David. It is the first and so far only film in the franchise to be given a PG-13 rating.
Fugitive Riddick has been in hiding, evading bounty hunters and mercenaries sent to capture him. After killing a crew led by mercenary Toombs and stealing his ship on planet U.V., he heads to New Mecca on the planet Helion Prime, after Toombs reveals his bounty originated there. Riddick is reunited with Imam, a holy man he rescued five years earlier. Imam believes Riddick is a Furyan, a member of a race of warriors long thought extinct, and wants to know about his homeworld and if anyone other than himself is left. Imam believes Helion Prime is the next planet to be conquered by a mysterious force crusading across the stars. Aereon, an Air Elemental, identifies the army as the Necromongers, religious fanatics who seek to convert all human life and kill those who refuse. The Necromongers attack and take control of the capital in a single night. In the battle, Imam is killed and Riddick escapes.
|editor||Dennis Virkler Martin Hunter Tracy Adams|
|genre||action adventure romance science fiction|
|keywords||bounty hunter five years earlier hide high priest holy man kill mysterious force pitch black prison warden prophecy religious fanatic rescue reward riddick steal subterranea subterranean supernatural power telepaths telepathy volcanic volcano walk wound|
|producer||Scott Kroopf Vin Diesel|
|productionCompany||One Race Films Radar Pictures|
|recordedAt||Pinewood Studios Vancouver|
|theme||race science fiction action science fiction adventure sequel survival urban|