A couple of years ago it seemed Vin Diesel’s star was on the wane, with his career going the Paul Walker route of people only wanting to see him in Fast & Furious movies. However he’s still busy working on other projects, with Riddick in the can and The Last Witch Hunter and Guardians Of The Galaxy in the works.
Now THR reports that Diesel is attached to star in and produce the sci-fi thriller Soldiers of the Sun. Universal Pictures is backing the film, with an eye to turning this into a major franchise. Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased) is on screenplay duty, for a film set in a post-apocalyptic landscape during a war with alien creatures known as Orcs. The tale centres on a group of soldiers on a tour of duty in Mexico, who search for a lost city of gold between battles.
No director is currently attached, and with Diesel having a packed schedule (he’s also got Fast & Furious 7 to shoot), he’s unlikely to be able to get round to it until next year at the earliest.