Full Cast List and Synopsis of Riddick 3 Released as Principal Photography Begins
02.05.12 by BJSprecher
One day after franchise star Vin Diesel released the first still image from the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick via his his personal Facebook page, Universal Pictures, Radar Pictures and Diesel's own production company, One Race Films, formally announced that principal photography on Riddick — it was unclear from the announcement if this is the formal title of the third chapter in the Riddick chronicles or simply the working title — has begun in Montreal, Canada. The press release also included the first detailed synopsis of the new movie, as well as the full cast list, including confirmation that Karl Urban (Star Trek, upcoming Dredd) will return as Riddick's (Diesel) right-hand man, Vaako.
Here is the official synopsis of Riddick:
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 3 also stars Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as the Nordic mercenary Dahl, and Urban as Vaako. The release confirmed that Jordi Mollà (Colombiana, Knight and Day), who was previously rumored to be joining the cast, will play Santana, the "arrogant captain of the mercenary ship." Additional cast members include Matt Nable (Killer Elite) as Boss Johns, a "man looking for answers," and Bokeem Woodbine (upcoming Total Recall remake) as a bounty hunter named Moss. Conrad Pla (Immortals), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Nolan Funk (Bereavement), Dave Batista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption) and two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer Keri Hilson will also star in as-yet-unspecified roles. The announcement did not include a release date for Riddick.