Chronicles of Riddick

Tense, bare-knuckle action

Credits

Director

David Twohy

Based on

Characters by Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat

Producers

Scott Kroopf, Vin Diesel, Camille Brown

Writer

David Twohy

Production Companies

Universal Pictures, Radar Pictures, One Race Films, Primal Foe Productions

Studio

Universal Pictures

VFX Supervisor

Peter Chiang

VFX Producer

Stuart McHara

Release Date

11th June 2004 2004

Riddick, Pitch Black & DNEG

In 2000, the sci-fi creature feature, Pitch Black, became a cult classic, launching the career of Vin Diesel and showcasing the visual effects work of Double Negative.

Four years later, Vin Diesel’s classic character returned in The Chronicles of Riddick and Double Negative again played a major part in the visual effects for the film.

Twohy knows how to shoot tense, bare-knuckle action, and his towering, gunmetal grey world is a fun sandbox to play in for two hours.Newsweek

Synopsis

Set 500 years in the future, escaped convict, Riddick, finds himself caught in the middle of an epic struggle between a planet-consuming sect called the Necromongers and the Elementals. Aiding Riddick in his one-man battle against the Necromongers and their leader, is an ambassador of the Elemental race, Aereon.

140+ shots over 5 FX-heavy sequences

Double Negative’s initial work under the visual effects supervision of Peter Chiang, was to set about the task of pre-visualising and creating the worlds that director, David Twohy, envisaged. With 140+ shots spanning five major effects-heavy sequences, this required a team of over 50 artists.

fi_071_afterStill_logo
he_013_still_logo

London

Vancouver

Mumbai

Los Angeles

Chennai

Montréal

Hyderabad

Chandigarh

Goa