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Riddick Faces Off With WWE’s Dave Bautista

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dave Bautista is set to star in Riddick, now shooting in Montreal with Vin Diesel and writer-director David Twohy.

Bautista – a WWE vet – plays a character named “Diaz” in the film.  He’ll join previously announced cast members Katee Sackoff, Jordi Molla, Nolan Funk, Karl Urban, Matt Nable, David Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo and Bokeem Woodbine.

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless.  Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered.  The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. 

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal.  With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.