Vin Diesel has really been making a name for himself recently. He just finished up with Fast and the Furious 6, he is having negoitations with Marvel and on top of that he still has Riddick releasing next month. Diesel is a busy man. Now he is gearing up to star in Soldiers of the Sun written by Arash Amel, in which they hope to create an original sci-fi action movie franchise.
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.
The hope is to launch another ensemble-type franchise series for Diesel, who is already the ringleader of Universal’s ensemble Fast and Furious action franchise.