He’s going for sci-fi gold.
It has been announced that everyone’s favourite big, bald, bass-baritoned badass, Vin Diesel has signed on for another sci-fi epic, Soldiers Of The Sun.
The story is described thus:‘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.'
Marines. Aliens. Gold. This sounds big.
But Vin Diesel and sci-fi epics have an uneasy relationship, lest we forget The Chronicles Of Riddick.
However, with the more Pitch Black-esque sequel Riddick soon in cinemas, and Fast & Furious 7 in production, this is a man who does not fear a franchise.
Soldiers Of The Sun may be big, dumb fun. Or it may be Babylon A.D.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter