With two major sci-fi franchises already on his plate, Vin Diesel just added another — and it sounds positively kick-ass.
Diesel has teamed up with buzzy new writer Arash Amel to develop Soldiers of the Sun, which sounds like it could be an insane sci-fi war flick. Diesel will play the leader of a military unit on a post-invasion Earth, battling aliens to try and free the planet from alien occupation.
Here’s the weirdly awesome synopsis, via The Hollywood Reporter:
“Sun is set in a post-apocalyptic future and focuses 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.”
Considering Diesel is a hotter commodity than ever now, with everything from Riddick to his newly announced Guardians of the Galaxy gig, it seems the studio hopes Sun can be the latest feather in his cap. They’re even comparing it to the massive Fast and Furious franchise, meaning this flick could spawn a lot of sequels if it does well.
What do you think of this pitch? Interested?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)