I hope you're not afraid of the dark because here's the teaser trailer for RIDDICK!

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If you’ve been staring at the same old promo pics for Riddick – Vin Diesel and writer-director David Twohy’s third chapter in the adventures of their intergalactic badass anti-hero – over and over again until your eyes go all silvery and you feel the need to carry a big knife and talk in a low bass rumble, well then well then you probably need professional help.

But before the men in white coats drag you away, you may want to have a look at this great looking first (finally!) teaser trailer for the film.

As with the 7200 (give or a take) other teaser images that has been released for the film over the last year, this one also comes courtesy of Diesel’s Facebook page. The muscleman actor posted the video, saying “As promised… the first look teaser to this year’s Riddick!” and then promptly added a “GRRRR…” just for good measure. What a way with words that Diesel has.

But enough growling, lets get to the reason you actually clicked on this post.

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.

Riddick also sees the return of Karl Urban (“Star Trek,” “The Bourne Supremacy”) as Vaako and introduces to the series Jordi Molla (“Bad Boys II,” “Colombiana”) as Santana, the arrogant captain of the mercenary ship; Matt Nable (“Killer Elite”) as Boss Johns, a man looking for answers; Katee Sackhoff (TV’s “Battlestar Galactica”) as the Nordic mercenary Dahl; and Bokeem Woodbine (“Total Recall”) as bounty hunter Moss. Rounding out the cast are Dave Bautista (“The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption”), Conrad Pla (“Immortals”), Raoul Trujillo (“Apocalypto”), Nolan Funk (TV’s “Aliens in America”) and two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer Keri Hilson.

Well hot damn! Yes, it’s a very brief glimpse, but that looks pretty good. Just like Twohy promised, this looks a lot more Pitch Black than Chronicles of Riddick, bringing back the man vs monster aspect. Now I loved Chronicles for all the incredibly ambitious world building it did, and while I would have loved to see them continue with the story of Riddick now King of the Necromongers, I certainly don’t mind them reining in the story a bit to see Riddick get up close and personal to introduce some unlucky creatures to the business end of his favourite pig-stickers.

Riddick will be stepping out of the shadows to stab your face in a cinema on September 6, 2013.

Last Updated: March 25, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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