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Vin Diesel at the Hollywood Premiere 'Fast & Furious 6' on May 21, 2013Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


Why have one action movie franchise when you can have two? Better yet, why not take on a third?

Vin Diesel isn't content just to have the "Fast & Furious" and "Riddick" franchises to his name; now, the star is adding a potential new action series, "Soldiers of the Sun," to his resume.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Diesel would produce and star in Universal's production of "Grace of Monaco" screenwriter Arash Amel's "Soldiers" script.

"Soldiers of the Sun" is set in -- where else -- a post-apocalyptic future, where a team of tough fighters is searching for a legendary city of gold, all while battling aliens called Orcs.

As THR notes, Universal hopes to launch another ensemble action franchise for Diesel similar to "Fast & Furious," the sixth installment of which grossed over $780 million worldwide.

But it may be some time before "Soldiers of the Sun" sees the light of the day. Diesel will be busy filming "Fast & Furious 7," then "The Last Witch Hunter." He's also rumored to be part of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy." And if "Riddick" does well at the box office next month, no doubt a sequel or two will also be on Diesel's plate. When it rains, it pours!

[via THR]

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