Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
"Your Legacy Is More Than a Name" - Watch Michael B. Jordan in First Trailer for 'Creed' "Your Legacy Is More Than a Name" - Watch Michael B. Jordan in First Trailer for 'Creed' 'Extant' Returns to CBS 7/1. Get Caught Up w/ This 1-Minute Recap + Read What Critics Are Saying 'Extant' Returns to CBS 7/1. Get Caught Up w/ This 1-Minute Recap + Read What Critics Are Saying Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman & Julia Roberts Seek Justice in First Trailer for 'Secret in Their Eyes' Remake Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman & Julia Roberts Seek Justice in First Trailer for 'Secret in Their Eyes' Remake Issa Rae's HBO-Bound 'Awkward Black Girl'-esque Comedy Gets a Director Issa Rae's HBO-Bound 'Awkward Black Girl'-esque Comedy Gets a Director Watch Trailer for Fascinating New Documentary About Black Men and Chess - ‘Sideline’ Watch Trailer for Fascinating New Documentary About Black Men and Chess - ‘Sideline’ The Irresponsibility of 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' The Irresponsibility of 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Full List of BET AWARDS Winners (Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard Take Actor Nods) Full List of BET AWARDS Winners (Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard Take Actor Nods) Zadie Smith Will Make Her Feature Screenwriting Debut, Teaming up w/ Claire Denis for Sci-Fi Project Zadie Smith Will Make Her Feature Screenwriting Debut, Teaming up w/ Claire Denis for Sci-Fi Project David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Abderrahmane Sissako, Effie Brown and More Invited to the Academy as Diversity Push Continues David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Abderrahmane Sissako, Effie Brown and More Invited to the Academy as Diversity Push Continues Review: Arriving on Netflix TODAY, Definitive Nina Simone Documentary, 'What Happened, Miss Simone' Review: Arriving on Netflix TODAY, Definitive Nina Simone Documentary, 'What Happened, Miss Simone' Haiti and the Dominican Republic - A Conflict Captured on Film Haiti and the Dominican Republic - A Conflict Captured on Film Fried Chicken & Drugs: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Writer Charla Lauriston Creates the Anti-­Strong Black Woman in 'Clench & Release' Fried Chicken & Drugs: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Writer Charla Lauriston Creates the Anti-­Strong Black Woman in 'Clench & Release' A Muscle-Bound Michael B. Jordan Hitting a Speed Bag w/ Stallone's Encouragement in Pic from 'Creed' A Muscle-Bound Michael B. Jordan Hitting a Speed Bag w/ Stallone's Encouragement in Pic from 'Creed' Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sexual Assault in 'Beyond the Lights'? Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sexual Assault in 'Beyond the Lights'? 'Supremacy' Director Deon Taylor Talks Race, Horror, and Working With Lela Rochon (LAFF Premiere) 'Supremacy' Director Deon Taylor Talks Race, Horror, and Working With Lela Rochon (LAFF Premiere) Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Vin Diesel Will Lead 'Soldiers Of The Sun' In Search Of A City Of Gold While Battling Orcs

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 14, 2013 at 2:27PM

On the heels of this year's global success story that was Fast & Furious 6, and what might also be a global hit in the upcoming Riddick next month, Vin Diesel has sold another sci-fi thriller - this one to Universal - titled Soldiers of the Sun, which Diesel will star in, and produce with Samantha Vincent via their One Race Films production banner, along with veteran producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, says THR.
2
vin diesel

On the heels of this year's global success story that was Fast & Furious 6, and what might also be a global hit in the upcoming Riddick next month, Vin Diesel has sold another sci-fi thriller - this one to Universal - titled Soldiers of the Sun, which Diesel will star in, and produce with Samantha Vincent via their One Race Films production banner, along with veteran producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, says THR.

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.

J. R. R. Tolkien had a few things to say about "Orcs" in his writings, didn't he?

Expectations for Soldiers Of The Sun are that it becomes yet another franchise series for Diesel, who already leads 2 successful franchises in the Fast and Furious and Riddick series.

I suppose this is an example of Hollywood studio thinking these days - projects that have franchise potential are more attractive than those that don't, so that they can produce sequel, after sequel, after sequel, in addition to spin-offs, prequels, etc.

Arash Amel, who penned the upcoming Grace Kelly biopic Grace of Monaco (which stars Nicole Kidman) will do the same for Soldiers Of The Sun.

In addition to shooting the next installment of the Fast & Furious franchise  (#7), the super-busy Diesel is set to begin production on The Last Witch Hunter for Summit, which will see Diesel star as the last remaining witch hunter who battles against an uprising of witches in modern day New York.

He is also in talks to do voicework in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

This article is related to: Vin Diesel


Shadow & ActNewsletter