If you've seen the recent red band trailer for Riddick, you'll know that the movie is not going to shy away from showing lots of gruesome action and seriously bloody deaths. This is in stark contrast to the previous outing for the character, the comparatively tame Chronicles of Riddick, which was only rated PG-13.
has been talking to Total Film about the movie and says it has much more in common with Pitch Black, the brilliantly violent first installment of the franchise, than the soft sequel:
I think it’s fair to say there’s a lot of similarities with Pitch Black, which was something that the audience, the fans, really wanted. They wanted us to leave the PG-13 behind and go back to an R. We all know how hard that is to do in Hollywood…
Studios are normally more reticent to rate a movie R because it seriously cuts down on potential audience size and revenue streams, so credit to Universal for backing the director's vision and also giving the fans what they want.
What do you guys think. The bloodier the better?