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Universal wants Soldiers of the Sun with Vin Diesel to be a new action/sci-fi movie franchise

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Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel is one hot actor right now, and I'm not talking about his good looks. Diesel has RIDDICK hitting theaters next month, FAST AND FURIOUS 7 should start filming soon, there's a good chance he's is voicing Groot in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and he will star in THE LAST WITCH HUNTER for Summit.

But oh wait, there's more! According to THR, the actor is now also attached to an original sci-fi film called SOLDIERS OF THE SUN. The spec script comes from Arash Amel (who also wrote the upcoming GRACE OF MONACO) and Universal hopes the film will be the start of a new ensemble-type franchise with Diesel, similar to FAST AND FURIOUS.

THR says that SOLDIERS OF THE 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." It certainly sounds like a Vin Diesel flick, doesn't it? There aren't any other details on SOLDIERS OF THE SUN, but if the film is suppose to be the next big thing for Universal we could have some more news in the next few weeks.

You'll be able to see Diesel back on the big screen as RIDDICK on September 6th, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: What actors would you like to see play the squad of soldiers with Vin Diesel in SOLDIERS OF THE SUN?

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12:45PM on 08/15/2013
VIN baby needs to focus on the world of Riddick more...get the character and his world right up there on par with the worlds of the Terminator, Aliens and Predator.
VIN baby needs to focus on the world of Riddick more...get the character and his world right up there on par with the worlds of the Terminator, Aliens and Predator.
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4:16AM on 08/15/2013
He should definitely do more rom-coms. Maybe not as the male lead, but I could see him as the female lead's hilariously camp gay friend.
He should definitely do more rom-coms. Maybe not as the male lead, but I could see him as the female lead's hilariously camp gay friend.
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9:48PM on 08/14/2013
I'm ok with this, but I can't be the only one who wants Vin to change it up once in a while and do some dramatic films. He showed some true talent in Find Me Guilty and his small role in Saving Private Ryan.
I'm ok with this, but I can't be the only one who wants Vin to change it up once in a while and do some dramatic films. He showed some true talent in Find Me Guilty and his small role in Saving Private Ryan.
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9:38PM on 08/14/2013
Was able to catch a preview screening of Riddick - it's good. It's a lot more like Pitch Black than Chronicles, and it also has Katee Sackhoff's first onscreen nude scene!
Was able to catch a preview screening of Riddick - it's good. It's a lot more like Pitch Black than Chronicles, and it also has Katee Sackhoff's first onscreen nude scene!
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9:24PM on 08/14/2013
I like this little resurrection of a career that Diesel is putting together. Have always been a fan of his since XXX.
I like this little resurrection of a career that Diesel is putting together. Have always been a fan of his since XXX.
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5:26PM on 08/14/2013
Orcs?
Orcs?
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5:25PM on 08/14/2013
This sounds like it could be a cool movie. I just want to see a proper XXX sequel with Diesel back.
This sounds like it could be a cool movie. I just want to see a proper XXX sequel with Diesel back.
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5:11PM on 08/14/2013
I am an unashamed fan of Vin Diesel so yeah I'll probably be watching this plus I love sci-fi so this sounds right up my alley.
I am an unashamed fan of Vin Diesel so yeah I'll probably be watching this plus I love sci-fi so this sounds right up my alley.
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5:07PM on 08/14/2013
Vin Diesel as the main guy, Sam Worthington as the leader, Edgar Ramirez, Karl Urban and Josh Holloway can round out the group. Maybe throw in Thomas Jane for good measure and Ray Park or Scott Adkins as the bad guy in the climactic end battle (who would either be a silent assassin type that the government sends after them because - gasp! - the government's the read bead guy, or as some alien warrior, either way they won't have to act much and can just do cool scenes, like they're good at).
Vin Diesel as the main guy, Sam Worthington as the leader, Edgar Ramirez, Karl Urban and Josh Holloway can round out the group. Maybe throw in Thomas Jane for good measure and Ray Park or Scott Adkins as the bad guy in the climactic end battle (who would either be a silent assassin type that the government sends after them because - gasp! - the government's the read bead guy, or as some alien warrior, either way they won't have to act much and can just do cool scenes, like they're good at). They're all very genre friendly actors with pre-existing fanbases, but aside from Diesel they'd all still be super cheap to cast. You're welcome, Hollywood. Just make sure to include me in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits.
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