Riddick (also known as Riddick: Rule the Dark) is a 2013 American science fiction action film and the third installment in the Riddick film series.
Produced by and starring Vin Diesel as the title character, Riddick is written and directed by David Twohy, who previously wrote and directed the first two installments, Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).
The film was released on September 6, 2013, in the United States.
It was shown in both conventional and IMAX Digital theaters.
Five years after Kyra’s death, Riddick has become increasingly uneasy in his role as Lord Marshal of the Necromonger fleet.
His refusal to swear into the Necromonger faith has caused dissent among his subjects and assassination attempts by his subordinates.
After the latest attempt on his life, Riddick strikes a deal with Commander Vaako: the location of Furya and a ship to take him there, in exchange for Vaako succeeding him as the next Lord Marshal, so that he can achieve what he calls transcendence.
Led by Vaako’s aide, Krone, Riddick and a group of Necromongers arrive on a desolate planet.
Realizing that it is not Furya, Riddick kills most of his escort when they attempt to assassinate him.
In the chaos, Krone causes a landslide and buries Riddick alive.