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Vin Diesel is a soldier of the sun. Or he will be in a new sci-fi action movie called “Soldiers of the Sun”, a film that is being eyed as another possible franchise for the “Fast and Furious” star.
“Soldiers of the Sun” will be set in a post-apocalyptic future and will focus on “a squad of soldiers that searches for a fabled city of gold while on a tour of duty in Mexico liberating it from an alien race known as Orcs.”
Orcs from Middle Earth? But with spaceships and lasers? Something like that, I guess.
Diesel will star and produce alongside writer Arash Amel and uber producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
If the film does launch a franchise, it would be the domed one’s third, with the “Fast and Furious” franchise and the “Riddick” movies. “Riddick”, the third in the series, is out later this year.
Of course, “Soldiers of the Sun” is probably still a long ways off. Diesel will first have to go into production on “Fast and Furious 7″, then he’ll finally get to work on “The Last Witch Hunter” after that. Between those movies, he’ll voice Groot in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
Via : THR