On September 6th, ‘Riddick‘ hits theaters.  The film is the third to star Vin Diesel as the title hero, following the movie that turned him into a star, ‘Pitch Black’, and its follow-up ‘The Chronicles of Riddick.’  The movie features his return as intergalactic badass Riddick, who is specially gifted with the ability to see in the dark.

This film finds him stranded on a sun-scorched planet, where two ships converge, including one manned by a ruthless band of mercenaries including ‘Battlestar Galactica’ favorite Katee Sackhoff as Dahl and WWE superstar David Bautista as Diaz.  Interestingly, Bautista will be starring as Drax in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and Diesel is rumored to be voicing Groot in the same film.  Hmmm, two space-set science fiction films starring the same two actors?  Interesting.

This first clip, I believe, is from closer to the beginning of the movie, as it appears Riddick is stranded on the treacherous planet, being stalked by a pretty terrifying predator.

It’s nice that he took the time to be kind to an animal in the midst of not getting eaten!

The following two clips take place later in the film.  In the first, we get a quieter moment between Riddick and Dahl.

In the next clip, we get a very not-quiet moment, where Riddick gets to show why he’s not to be underestimated.

The action sequences are pretty impressive and well-choreographed!  And Diesel and Sackhoff are science fiction pros, so they should be able to nail their parts in this story!

‘Riddick’, directed by David Twohy, opens on September 6th.