1st look at Dave Bautista and his crew of mercs in Vin Diesel's 'Riddick'!

Vin Diesel continues to give fans of the popular Chronicles of Riddick franchise, which includes anime and video games as well, an inside look at the making of the next film. Titled Riddick, the film has the infamous merc stranded on a deserted planet, fighting for his life against a horde of vicious creatures. His only hope of escape is to leave a signal beacon alerting bounty hunters to his presence. One of the first squads to arrive is led by a man with a personal stake in Riddick's destruction.

Via his Facebook page, Diesel has released a new image from the film, this one featuring ex-WWE superstar Dave Bautista as a mohawked bounty hunter hot on Riddick's trail.  Since leaving the WWE in 2010 and failing in his quest to begin an MMA career, Bautista has managed to build up his acting profile quite nicely. Not only was he featured in The Scorpion King 3, but will also appear in The Man with the Iron Fists, directed by Rza and starring Russell Crowe. 

Riddick doesn't have a release date yet, but expect that to change shortly. David Twohy wrote the script and will direct the film, which also features Katee Sackhoff, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, and Bokeem Woodbine.