With Riddick hitting theaters September 6 and Guardians of the Galaxy now in production, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Vin Diesel is adding another sci-fi franchise to his busy resume. The actor is now set to lead Soldiers of the Sun, an original spec script from Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco) designed to become a potential series at Universal Pictures.
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, Soldiers of the Sun follows a group of soldiers who do battle with Orcs (said to be an alien race) as they search for a legendary city of gold in Mexico.
Universal is also home to Diesel’s similarly ensemble-fueled The Fast & the Furious franchise. The seventh film in the record-breaking franchise is being directed by James Wan (The Conjuring) and will hit theaters July 11, 2014.
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