Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Tommy Lee Jones On For The Next Bourne
Will he be a CIA boss?
Chris Pine Officially Signs On For Wonder Woman
Steve Trevor has been cast
Nosferatu Next On The Remake List
Nosfera2 surely already in a studio bod's brain
Trailer For Michael Bay's 13 Hours Online
The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi has a first promo
Neil Marshall Handing Down The Sentence
He'll direct the futuristic revenge thriller
Shaft Reboot Scores A Writing Team
Kenya Barris will work on the script with Alex Barnow
Toronto Film Festival Unveils Initial 2015 Schedule
Demolition, The Martian and a new Michael Moore film will all premiere
First Promo For The Night Before
Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get Christ-messy
Exclusive Look At Empire's Amy Schumer Photoshoot
The Trainwreck star hits the silver screen
New Trailer For Ricki And The Flash
Meryl Streep rocks while her family rolls
Diane Keaton Joins The Young Pope
She'll star alongside Jude Law in the TV series
Exclusive New Look At Sanjay’s Super Team
And Pixar director Sanjay Patel talks about his new short
Exclusive: Three New Batman V Superman Pics
Empire offers a fresh look at Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor
Empire Debuts New Deadpool Images
Wade Wilson prepares to break your firewall too
Rachel McAdams In Early Talks For Marvel's Doctor Strange
She's considering a lead role
Richard Linklater Considering The Rosie Project
He may direct Jennifer Lawrence in the book adaptation
Bret McKenzie Writing Bob: The Musical's Songs
Tom Cruise still circling the lead and Michael Chabon may script it
Morgan Freeman Heads Down To A Sunless Sea
He's signed up for some more action
Lori Evans Taylor Given Bed Rest
Horror spec script snapped up by MGM
The Vicious Brothers Directing Horror Pic Temple
From a script by The Guest's Simon Barrett
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 July 2015
New Posters For The Last Witch Hunter
Choose your Diesel: beardy or groomed?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Fast & Furious 7
Empire Star Rating
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Grace Of Monaco (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Riddick (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Vin Diesel Recruiting Soldiers Of The Sun
He's attached to Arash Amel's spec script

15 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Vin Diesel Babylon A.D.

As he continues to dance just to the other side of official announcements about voicing a role on Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vin Diesel clearly plans to keep sci-fi in his future. He’ll next be on our screens in Riddick and has just attached himself to Arash Amel’s script Soldiers Of The Sun.

Amel, who wrote upcoming Nicole Kidman film Grace Of Monaco, here tackles a very different subject, one that couldn’t be further away from a Grace Kelly biopic. Soldiers is set in a post-apocalyptic future where a squad of troopers is battling aliens who have taken over Mexico and, presumably other places on Earth.

As they serve out their tour of duty, the soldiers catch wind of a fabled city of gold that the extra-terrestrials, known as Orcs, are occupying. So begins a battle to liberate the place and its riches. Universal has nabbed the rights to this one, which Vin Diesel will producer alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The studio is looking to find another ensemble film that could kick off a fresh Fast & Furious-level franchise for the actor.  And hey! The last major franchise to star lots of orcs did well, so they might be on to something.

Vin will next shoot Fast 7 with James Wan at the wheel, and is then set to make The Last Witch Hunter for Summit. Soldiers Of The Sun will develop in the background and needs to lock down a director before it can get before cameras.

Riddick will land on our shores on September 4.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Don Jon Trailer Strides Online
Don't buy into the rom-com spiel...
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

Sven Hansen-Løve Talks Eden
The house DJ on France’s answer to 24 Hour Party People

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

David O. Russell Talks Through First Joy Trailer
The writer/director breaks down the Jennifer Lawrence Oscar hopeful

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)