R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.
In Riddick's backstory: Riddick was a Company Ranger in the military, where he learned to pilot ships, worked in tunnels as a Sweeper and was promoted to the prestigious Strikeforce Academy on Sigma 3's moon. Riddick spoke out against enforcing security on Sigma 3 and publicly stated that life on Sigma 3 was akin to slavery and the enforcing security personnel were murdering and torturing workers. The company disposed of evidence and arrested Riddick, who was subsequently sent to prison.
They say most of your brain shuts down in cryo-sleep. All but the primitive side, the animal side. No wonder I'm still awake. Transporting me with civilians. Sounded like 40, 40-plus. Heard an Arab voice. Some hoodoo holy man, probably on his way to...
We see the suns rise, so the planet rotates. So the only way it could have eternal light is if the suns were consistently opposite each other. But then there would be no way for a single planet to eclipse it.
It is also hard to see how even the eternal light could work in a gravitationally feasible system. It would have to be at their point of common rotation, assuming that was stable.
The persons and events in this production are fictitious. No similarity to actual persons or predators, living or dead, is intended or should be inferred.
Universal released an unrated Director's Cut, three minutes longer than the theatrical release.
$11,577,688 20 February 2000