Twilight heartthrob Kellan Lutz may have lost out on his chance at the lead in director Marcus Nispel's Conan reboot, but it appears he might soon be trading up from barbarian to gladiator anyway. According to THR, Lutz and Samuel L. Jackson are in negotiations to star in the indie action movie Deathgames from Motion Picture Corporation of America, the company's first project to come out of its $50 million movie fund.
Deathgames will be the directorial debut of Jonah Loop, who comes from a visual effects background. Loop, Michael Hultquist, Robert Martinez and Tony Giglio all contributed to the script about a young man (Lutz) who is kidnapped and forced to compete in a deadly gladiator event for the amusement of an online audience. Jackson would play the sinister man orchestrating the event from his computer hideout. Production is expected to begin next month in Louisiana. Posted 04.20.10 by BrentJS