Riddick’ opens September 6th and in preparation, the studio has released a new featurette highlighting some of the movie’s most action-packed sequences and showcases the harsh plant on which the title antihero finds himself.  Though the clip is edited quickly, one does get a feel for the action and the horrors inherent in this savage planet.   Diesel explains that he’d previously planned for the ‘Riddick’ films to be a trilogy and this film seems to build on the space epic’s scope.

Check out the video:

As you can see, the creators spent a great deal of time developing this frightening planet and the vicious monsters that inhabit it.  Riddick finds himself hunted by mercenaries, but they may not realize what they’re in store for on this frightening desert planet.

Here is the movie’s official synopsis:

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.

What do you think?  Will you be checking ‘Riddick’ out on September 6th?

‘Riddick’ is directed by David Twohy and also stars Katee Sackhoff, David Bautista, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Gerard Funk, and Karl Urban.