Release Date: September 6, 2013
In the film, written and directed by Twohy, 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.
I loved the living shit out of both Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick as well as the universe it's set in. It was rumoured that he agreed to be in Fast and Furious on the condition that they make him a third Riddick movie.
It sounds like this story is set between the other two movies, since I doubt the kind of the Necromongers would be stranded on a planet.
Good to see Katee Sackhoff in the cast list too!