Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) will direct Arena, a sci-fi action film at Summit Entertainment.
The Hollywood Reporter says the director had been working on the prison-escape action project The Tomb for Summit. When that project stalled, Summit exercised an option on the helmer’s services and moved him to Arena.
Arena revolves around a group of modern-day soldiers transported to a shifting landscape, where they are forced to face off against the best warriors from different eras in gladitorial battle.
Toby Wagstaff and Darren Howell wrote the screenplay.