Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz are in negotiations to star in Deathgames, an independent action movie from Motion Picture Corporation of America, says Heat Vision.
Visual effects supervisor Jonah Loop is making his directorial debut on the $10 million film, which starts shooting next month in Louisiana.
According to the site, the project "centers on a young man (Lutz) who is kidnapped and forced into the savage world of a modern gladiator arena, where men fight to the death for entertainment of the online masses. Jackson orchestrates the games, overseeing them from his computer lair with the help of twin ladies who see to his every desire."
Michael Hultquist, Robert Martinez and Tony Giglio worked on the script. Loop also did a pass.