Pitch Black was a fun quick & dirty movie straddling that line between horror and action films that John Carpenter had defined a few decades earlier, but Pitch Black was never something that ever really stirred my geek passions. The Chronicles of Riddick on the other hand was a breath of fresh air.
Despite Chronicle's easily picked out flaws I loved that they were really going for broke by attempting to create a huge and original Sci-fi mythology in their second film. Say what you will, but for my money a major Hollywood film based on an original property taking equal parts inspiration from Dune and Conan is not something to complain about. Hearing that the new Riddick film is throwing out most, if not all, of those elements to return to the franchise's "roots" of Riddick killing CGI creatures on a barren planet has me a little underwhelmed.
The passions Vin Diesel and David Twohy are showing for this project though has convinced me that the new movie at least deserves a chance at my support and to reserve judgment until I see the finished product. While the new teaser that just hit may not be the Riddick film I was hoping to see, I'd be lying if I said it didn't look pretty badass.
So check out the new teaser trailer and share your thoughts. Are you more of a Chronicles of Riddick or Pitch Black fan? Are you liking the look of this new flick? Leave a comment below to let me know!