Darren Franich
May 15, 2013 AT 08:24 PM EDT

In 2000, a groovy little Alien-ish sci-fi/horror film called Pitch Black turned into a sleeper hit at the box office. One year later, star Vin Diesel became Hollywood’s Next Big Action Guy with the success of The Fast and the Furious. A Pitch Black sequel followed called Chronicles of Riddick. It went full-saga: Elaborate space-mythologies, a $100 million budget, Judi Dench. The film underperformed at the box office, and the franchise seemed just about dead. Another Riddick film? They said it couldn’t be done. They were wrong. DEAD WRONG. Nine years later, here’s the first trailer for Riddick, a new film about Diesel’s badass-with-a-heart-of-gold-and-also-cool-eyes. The new film looks very Predator, with a bunch of bounty hunters (including Kara Thrace!) hunting down Diesel. Take a look:

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