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Universal Schedules Riddick for 2013 Release in Theaters and IMAX

5 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff

Vin Diesel and director David Twohy get ready for the September 6, 2013 release of Riddick – Photo: Universal Pictures

Action star Vin Diesel will return to the role of Riddick for the upcoming sequel that Universal Pictures confirmed for release on September 6, 2013.

Universal Pictures officially confirmed a theatrical release date for the action sequel Riddick that will hit both regular theaters and IMAX on September 6.

Riddick, the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick, reunites Diesel with writer and director David Twohy who took on the same duties in 2004 for the first edition of the action sci-fi.

On Wednesday, Vin Diesel released a photo on Facebook of himself in character with director David Twohy.

The sequel picks up after Riddick has been left for dead on a desolate sun-bleached planet where the character of Riddick encounters various alien predators who have a taste for his flesh. Riddick’s only chance at survival is to set off an emergency beacon that will alert mercenaries of his location. In an effort to save his home planet of Furya from destruction, Riddick must use the mercenaries as help to escape.

Along with Vin Diesel, Riddick stars Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Bokeem Woodbine, and Dave Batista.

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Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.