Movie Company: Universal Pictures
Director: David Twohy
Producers: Vin Diesel, Scott Kroopf, Ted Field, David Womark, George Zakk
Writer: David Twohy
Picture: Hugh Johnson
Music: Graeme Revell
Genre: sci-fi, action, adventure
Budget: $105 – 120 million + $35 million marketing cost
Total gross: $24.3 million – opening weekend
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some language.
(originally rated R for violence, re-edited for lower rating)
Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Thandie Newton, Colm Feore, Alexa Davalos, Keith David
Riddick has spent the last five years on the move among the forgotten worlds on the outskirts of the galaxy, eluding mercenaries bent on collecting the price on his head. Now, the fugitive finds himself on planet Helion, home to a progressive multicultural society, which has been invaded by the Lord Marshal (Colm Feore), a zealot who targets humans for subjugation with his army of warriors known as Necromongers.
Exiled to a subterranean prison where extremes of temperature range from arctic nights to volcanic days, Riddick encounters Kyra (Alexa Davalos), the lone survivor from an earlier chapter in his life. His efforts to free himself and Kyra lead him to the Necromonger command ship, where he is pitted against the Lord Marshal in an apocalyptic battle with possibly the fate of all beings-both living and dead-hanging in the balance.