Actress Katee Sackhoff has played many tough characters in her time, and has appeared in plenty of hard hitting TV series’ like 24 and more genre related sci-fi like Battlestar Galactica. She is now set to make her first appearance in a Riddck film as she plays Dahl in the upcoming sequel, Riddick.
Speaking with Digital Spy, she said of her character:
“She’s a Nordic bounty hunter and her name is Dahl,” she said. “It’s so funny – when I got the role, I told [director] David Twohy that Dahl was my grandmother’s maiden name – it all works out!”
Sackhoff also commented on how tough her character will be. Sackhoff said her character Dahl is “probably the toughest character I’ve ever played.”The characters I’ve played have always been tough, but they’ve also been very emotional and a little unstable!
Exciting stuff indeed, but the actress was also keen to express her own excitement at appearing in a Riddick film:
“This character is just incredibly tough. I’m really excited. It’s a dream come true. I’ve been a fan of Vin and the Riddick series for as long as I can remember. I was jumping up and down crying [when I got the role].”
Directed by David Twohy, Riddick stars Vin Diesel alongside Katee Sackhoff, Karl Urban, Dave Bautista and Bokeem Woddbine.
The latest chapter of the saga that began with 2000?s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004?s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.
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.
Riddick also sees the return of Karl Urban (Star Trek) as Vaako and introduces to the series previously announced cast member Jordi Molla as Santana, the arrogant captain of the mercenary ship; Matt Nable (Killer Elite) as Boss Johns, a man looking for answers; Katee Sackhoff (TV’s “Battlestar Galactica”) as the Nordic mercenary Dahl; and Bokeem Woodbine (upcoming Total Recall) as bounty hunter Moss. Rounding out the cast are Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), Conrad Pla (Immortals), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Nolan Funk (TV’s “Aliens in America”) and two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer Keri Hilson.
The Riddick franchise has also produced two popular video games: The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. As well, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released the anime DVD The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.
The film will be released by Universal Pictures in the U.S., and Lionsgate is handling international sales.
Riddick arrives in US cinemas 6th September. No UK date has been confirmed yet.
(Source: Digital Spy)
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