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Casting News for Vin Diesel’s Next “Riddick” Film

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Universal Pictures and director David Twohy have placed casting offers on the table to actors Andreas Apergis (“Being Human,” “18 to Life”), Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Growl”), Bokeem Woodbine (“Edmond,” “Devil”), and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista (“The Man with the Iron Fists.”) No contracts have been signed at this time.

If Apergis accepted the role, he would play “Krone,” commander of the dark theocracy (a government ruled by divine guidance), while Sackhoff would play “Dahl,” a Nordic mercenary tracking Riddick.

Here is the storyline for the film. (Plot synopsis courtesy of www.shocktillyoudrop.com.)

Betrayed by his kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies’ right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.

“The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking” is set to start production in Canada, and stars Vin Diesel, Joel William Gonzales, and Karl Urban. Ken Wheat and Jim Wheat created the characters, while David Twohy wrote the screenplay. David Twohy directs. The film will open sometime in 2012, and will be Rated R.

Sources: bloody-disgusting news, IMDb