While “The Chronicles of Riddick” was a flawed movie, I actually enjoyed it. I was pleased that Vin Diesel was returning to the character in the upcoming “Riddick”. Now, even better news. The film has been rated “R”. CoR had a PG-13 rating, so it’s nice to see here that they are willing to go toward a darker, more violent vision here.

The film also stars Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson.

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