July 24, 2013


So it was a crazy day.  Which made it a fairly typical day at Com-Con.

I hit SD about 10:30 in the morning.  Got an hour or so to walk the auditorium floor, and was heartened to see the comic book stands…the concept artists working away at their stalls…the smaller vendors hawking their fantasy figurines.  I was last at Com-Con 13 years ago, and I was glad to see that it hadn’t been completely co-opted by the studios and networks.

Then it was time to get down to business.  “H” Hall business.

Vin, Katee, and I strode into the hall before 6,500 pairs of eager eyes.  Last time here, I showed clips from a small movie called PITCH BLACK, and today I was showing scenes from RIDDICK, third in the same series.  It played about as well as I could’ve imagined.  I’ve actually seen the movie with precious few people because I chose not to test the movie, chose not to focus-group it to death.  Hey, I figure I know our audience by now.  They were right here in “H” hall, eating up the new RIDDICK red-band trailer.


“H” Hall done, the three of us broke up for our individual interviews.  It’s a blur now, but I do recall spending time in the Entertainment Weekly suite and with Drew McWeeney of Hitflix and with the IGN folks among many, many others.  I probably did a solid seven hours of interviews and poster-signing.  There comes a point when you start to tire of your own answers – the same answers which seemed fresh and inspired just hours before.  Charlie Sheen once told me that, on particularly long press junkets, he just started making shit up to keep himself amused.

Well, Charlie can do that.  But I hew closer to reality than Charlie does.  (No huge badge of honor, that.)

Anyway, great day and mission accomplished.  RIDDICK comes out September 6 in the U.S. and Canada.  Try to see it in a digital IMAX theater – that’ll be the best presentation.


  1. Bilal Chohan July 25, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Glad it all went well. I’ll definitely check the movie out in digital IMAX. Great red-band trailer by the way, well done.

  2. Axel Duda July 25, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Thanks for the brief. I can’t believe Riddick is back in a R-Rated movie, a dream come true!

  3. smwelles July 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Awesome. Looking forward to another film and hopefully more answers.

    In the meantime I’ve been writing smut-free fan fiction to explore how Riddick went from almost getting strangled at birth to a reclusive convict. I’ll give you the link if you want but not gonna throw it at you.

  4. Mario Zakall (@MarioZakall) July 27, 2013 at 2:35 am

    It was a great panel and some interesting interviews! September can’t come soon enough :)

  5. Olena Stadnik August 23, 2013 at 12:13 am

    gentlemen! tell me please! Is film about riddick’s living on that strange planet and fighting with soldiers and monsters? or it is more about revange and saving his planet Furya?

  6. sandracailliau September 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Dear Mr Twohy,
    Although in France we still have to wait for the release of Riddick, I wanted to tell you how pleased I was to read an interview you had for the magazine ” L’ecran fantastique ” ( Sept 2013)… A particular answer that tells me… ” Cerca,Trova “. Very promising! Looking forward already and I still haven’t seen Riddick yet! But what will come next deserves a huge Thank You in advance. XXX

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