The Chronicles of Riddick


1h 59m 2004

Brief Synopsis

It is a dark time in the universe. Planet after planet is falling to an unholy army of Necromongers--conquering warriors who offer ravaged worlds a simple choice--convert or die. Those who refuse their rule hope in vain for someone or something that will slow the spread of Necromongers. But rebels are short-lived and saviors, it seems, are in short supply. When things get bad, weary survivors turn to myths for comfort--murmured propheciesm, vain hopes, legends of good vanquishing evil. But good isn't always the antidote to evil and legends can be wrong. Sometimes the only way to stop evil is not with good--but with another kind of evil. So an unlikely figure is summoned from exile and asked to join the fight: Riddick, who couldn't care less who's in charge of the universe, just as long as he's left along. Since leaving a god-forgotten (and creature-ridden) planet in the Tauras system five years ago, the wanted fugitive hasn't looked back. Most of the time has been spent evading capture and ghosting whatever mercenaries are on his tail. To him, it's all the same, apocalype or no--this one-man army is interested only in saving his own life. Get in his way and his gladly take yours. But something has been set in motion, and the coming confrontation propels Riddick into a series of epic, winner-take-all battles: from an idyllic, multicultural civilizaton under seige; to a subterranean prison carved beneath the surface of a hellish, volcanic planet; and finally, aboard the massive baroque Necro motherhship and the seat of power in their black empire--the Basilica. In the final battle, it is foretold that the fate of all may depend upon the destiny of on Furyan.

Film Details

Also Known As
Chronicles of Riddick, Pitch Black 2, Pitch Black 2: The Chronicles of Riddick, Pitch Black II, Riddick, The, Riddick: Pitch Black II, chroniques de Riddick
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Thriller
Sequel
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Andy Bishop; Carmen Verin
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Coober Pedy, Sydney, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

It is a dark time in the universe. Planet after planet is falling to an unholy army of Necromongers--conquering warriors who offer ravaged worlds a simple choice--convert or die. Those who refuse their rule hope in vain for someone or something that will slow the spread of Necromongers. But rebels are short-lived and saviors, it seems, are in short supply. When things get bad, weary survivors turn to myths for comfort--murmured propheciesm, vain hopes, legends of good vanquishing evil. But good isn't always the antidote to evil and legends can be wrong. Sometimes the only way to stop evil is not with good--but with another kind of evil. So an unlikely figure is summoned from exile and asked to join the fight: Riddick, who couldn't care less who's in charge of the universe, just as long as he's left along. Since leaving a god-forgotten (and creature-ridden) planet in the Tauras system five years ago, the wanted fugitive hasn't looked back. Most of the time has been spent evading capture and ghosting whatever mercenaries are on his tail. To him, it's all the same, apocalype or no--this one-man army is interested only in saving his own life. Get in his way and his gladly take yours. But something has been set in motion, and the coming confrontation propels Riddick into a series of epic, winner-take-all battles: from an idyllic, multicultural civilizaton under seige; to a subterranean prison carved beneath the surface of a hellish, volcanic planet; and finally, aboard the massive baroque Necro motherhship and the seat of power in their black empire--the Basilica. In the final battle, it is foretold that the fate of all may depend upon the destiny of on Furyan.

Crew

Bradley James Allan

Stunt Coordinator

Chris Andreas

Dresser

Tero Arden

Electrician

Ernie Avila

Set Designer

Mark Aviss

Best Boy Electric

Terry Baliel

Wig Supplier

Ian Ballard

Hair Stylist

Dave Barritt

Best Boy Electric

Chad Bellamy

Stunt Player

Andy Bishop

Cable Operator

Lee Blasingame

Assistant Camera

Hubert Boorder

Stunt Player

Jeff Boudier

Best Boy Electric

Beth Boxall

Makeup Assistant

Rob Brady

Best Boy Electric

Heike Brandstatter

Casting

Bob F Brown

Stunt Coordinator

Donald D Brown

Boom Operator

Leanne Buchanan

Stunt Player

Stephen Burg

Visual Effects

Anne Burke

Set Costumer

Jim Campbell

On-Set Dresser

Trevor Carabin

Best Boy Electric

Peter Chiang

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dean Choe

Stunt Coordinator

David Y Chow

Set Designer

Catherine Church

Costumer

Janet Clark

Assistant Set Decorator

Dawn Leigh Climie

Costume Supervisor

Matt Codd

Concept Artist

Tim Connolly

Stunt Player

Christine Coutts

Assistant Costume Designer

Bruce Crone

Art Director

Daevina Danyluck

Set Costumer

Drew Davidson

Gaffer

Marco Daxton

Set Costumer

Richard Dean

Makeup

Venessa Deanda

Art Department

Tom Debenham

Visual Effects Supervisor

Darian Deering

On-Set Dresser

Michael Dennison

Costume Designer

Janice Devries

Costume Department

Vin Diesel

Producer

Jamie Dixon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Shane Dobie

Best Boy Electric

Daren R. Dochterman

Concept Artist

Victoria Down

Makeup

Ankara Eden

Makeup Assistant

Theo Eglseder

Assistant Camera

William M Elvin

Assistant Director

Tom Engelman

Co-Executive Producer

Summer Eves

Set Costumer

Jeffrey Fayle

Set Costumer

Ted Field

Executive Producer

Bob Findlay

Assistant Camera

Leonard Fisher

Electrician

Tim Flattery

Concept Artist

Craig Forsberg

Best Boy Electric

Ian Fox

Camera Operator

Luke Freeborn

Set Designer

Gwynne Fulton

Assistant Camera

Janice Gardner

Set Costumer

Aris Georgiopoulos

Assistant Camera

Chris Gilmour

Dresser

Akiva Goldsman

Other

Adrian Gorton

Set Designer

Dave Goyer

Generator Operator

Holger Gross

Production Designer

Andy Guichon

Best Boy Electric

Joel Harlow

Makeup Effects

James Harvey

Best Boy Electric

Kevin Haverty

Assistant Camera

David Hayter

Other

Mark Hitchler

Set Designer

A Todd Holland

Set Designer

Dianne Holme

Hair Stylist

Martin Hunter

Editor

Monica Huppert

Makeup Assistant

Kevin Ishioka

Set Designer

Kevin Ishioka

Art Director

Randy Jablonka

Electrician

Robert Jezsik

Costumer

Huang Ming Jian

Stunt Player

Hugh Johnson

Director Of Photography

Craig Jones

Electrician

Nicholas Kandie

Electrician

Shawn Kautz

Stunt Player

Gene Kendall

Hair Stylist

Jesper Kjolsrud

Visual Effects Supervisor

Pamela Klamer

Set Designer

Phil Klapwyk

Best Boy Electric

Scott Kroopf

Producer

Christine Kunicki

Set Costumer

Peter Lando

Set Decorator

D Brent Lane

Property Master

Cindy L Larsen

Hair Stylist

Eliza Lau

Set Costumer

Jon Lavender

Boom Operator

Paul Lazenby

Stunt Player

Danise Lee

Set Costumer

Freddy Lewis

Casting Associate

Andy Li

Set Designer

Dawn Line

Costume Supervisor

Joshua Lusby

Set Designer

Kristina Lyne

Graphic Designer

Scott Macdonald

Camera Operator

Rob Mackenzie

Best Boy Electric

Mark Mansbridge

Art Director

Allen Maris

Visual Effects Producer

Jim E Martin

Concept Artist

Todd Martin

Best Boy Electric

Alex Martinez

Assistant Camera

Victor Martinez

Set Designer

Lenore Martinolich

Set Costumer

Jonas Mayabb

Art Department

Coreen Mayrs

Casting

Richard F Mays

Set Designer

Joanne R Mcarthur

Art Department

Anne Mccarthy

Casting

Mark Mccreery

Concept Artist

Blair Mcdonald

Electrician

Bliss Mcdonald

Production Coordinator

David Mclean

Electrician

Andrew Menzies

Set Designer

Elizabeth Merrie

Set Costumer

Teresa A Meyer

Makeup Assistant

Ellen Mirojnick

Costume Designer

Kirstin Mooney

Art Department Coordinator

Bob Morgan

Costume Supervisor

J Michael Muro

Steadicam Operator

J Michael Muro

Camera Operator

Brian Murray

Concept Artist

Nick Navarro

Assistant Art Director

Ve Neill

Makeup Effects

Beth Nelson

Art Department Coordinator

Kimberly K Nelson

Visual Effects Producer

Lesley Neufeld

Assistant Costume Designer

Vivien Nishi

Assistant Art Director

Andra Norton-lipohar

Set Costumer

Kara Owens

Costumer

Sean Oxenbury

Best Boy Electric

James Oxford

Concept Artist

Vittorio Palmisani

Hair Stylist

Keith A Parent

Set Costumer

James Dean Patten

Hair Stylist

Tyler Patton

Assistant Property Master

Margaret Perry

Set Costumer

Nina Polkinghorne

Props

Kia Porter

Costumer

Jennifer Powell

Makeup Assistant

Darryl Quon

Stunt Player

Paul Rapovski

Stunt Coordinator

Christian Rayner

Best Boy Electric

Graeme Revell

Music

Tim Richardson

Sound Mixer

Troy Robinson

Stunt Player

Corey Robson

Loader

Tone Rorvik

Makeup Assistant

Ann Russell

Costumer

James Ryan

Stunt Player

Ginny Sakamoto

Set Designer

P M Scott

Unit Production Manager

Jay Scully

Casting Associate

Teya Sellan

Best Boy Electric

Beverly Sewers

Hair Stylist

Maya Shimoguchi

Assistant Art Director

Gail L Smith

Assistant Costume Designer

Mandy Spencer-phillips

Unit Manager

Russell Stark

Stunt Player

Gord Stewart

On-Set Dresser

Donna Stocker

Makeup Assistant

John Sweeney

Assistant Property Master

Sandra Tanaka

Art Director

Patrick Tatopoulos

Concept Artist

Trevor Taylor

Best Boy Electric

Miles Teves

Concept Artist

Michael Thomas

Camera Operator

Mecca Thornhill

On-Set Dresser

David A Ticotin

Assistant Director

Christien Tinsley

Makeup

Beverly Tomlinson

Property Master

Jonathan Turton

Best Boy Electric

David Twohy

Screenplay

James W. Tyson

Costume Supervisor

Carmen Verin

Cable Operator

Steve Vincent

Best Boy Electric

Dennis Virkler

Editor

Lauren Walker

Set Costumer

James Warner

Electrician

Michael Wassel

Visual Effects Supervisor

Phil Wehrhan

Camera Utility

Roger Wells

Best Boy Electric

Loree Wershler

Graphic Designer

Jamie Westbury

On-Set Dresser

Jim Wheat

Source Material

Ken Wheat

Source Material

Max White

Stunt Player

Debra Wiebe

Hair Stylist

Wendy Susan Williams

Associate Producer

Wendy Susan Williams

Unit Production Manager

Film Details

Also Known As
Chronicles of Riddick, Pitch Black 2, Pitch Black 2: The Chronicles of Riddick, Pitch Black II, Riddick, The, Riddick: Pitch Black II, chroniques de Riddick
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Thriller
Sequel
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Andy Bishop; Carmen Verin
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Coober Pedy, Sydney, Australia; Queensland, Australia; South Australia; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video November 16, 2004

Released in United States Summer June 11, 2004

Sequel to "Pitch Black" (USA/2000), directed by David Twohy and starring Vin Diesel and Radha Mitchell.

Began shooting July 13, 1998.

Completed shooting October 2, 1998.

Released in United States Summer June 11, 2004

Released in United States on Video November 16, 2004

Though David Hayter and Akiva Goldsman drafted scripts, Universal will be going back to Twohy's original treatment.

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