RIDDICK - First Set Photo of Vin Diesel in Costume

Vin Diesel gives us our first look at himself as Riddick in costume! He posted the image above on his Facebook page for all his fans to see. The picture came with the following note,

Grateful for the opportunity to make magic... 

Thank you.

The sci-fi movie is being written and directed by David Twohy, and I think fans of the franchise and character are going to be very happy with how this film turns out. I've really liked what I've seen and heard so for.

Here's some previously released information on the film:

Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.

Riddick is a direct sequel to Pitch Black – the events tie into that film. In much the same way the upcomingDark Knight Rises will tie up any loose threads and plot points from Batman Begins, Riddick will return to the mystery and monsters at the centre of Pitch Black.