Samuel L. Jackson and Twilight's Kellan Lutz play Deathgames

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Every couple of years, there has to be a movie in which the action hero of the moment is some kind of innocent player in a game where everyone is trying to kill him.  DEATH RACE and GAMER are the two most recent and now we can add DEATHGAMES  to that list.  But this time, instead of going with a proven action star like Jason Statham or Gerard Butler, they’re going with Twilight’s Kellan Lutz to headline.  He’ll be joined in the film by Samuel L. Jackson.  In an interview one time, Jackson once said that he never said no to job offers and I think this is proof.  Visual effects guru Jonah Loop will be making his directorial debut.

The film is about a young man (Lutz) that is kidnapped and forced to participate in gladiator-style battles for the online fans.  Jackson will play the role of evil mastermind/puppeteer that oversees the operation.  I don’t know anything about this, other than what you just read, but I can bet there will be a big, opening action scene (where he gets kidnapped), two battle scenes in the middle and then a big showdown at the end where he kills the evil mastermind.  Because that’s how all of these movies end up.

Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz

Source: Heat Vision

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