Samuel Jackson & Kellan Lutz Cast in Indie Flick 'Deathsport'

April 15, 2010

Samuel Jackson & Kellan Lutz

This already sounds a bit iffy from that title. Heat Vision reports that Samuel Jackson and Kellan Lutz are in negotiations to join the "indie action" movie Deathsport directed by former visual effects supervisor and first-time director Jonah Loop. The story 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 the 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. So is this a remake of the 1978 Deathsport or just "inspired" by it?

I'm sorry, but this sounds like one of those movies we'll find in the $1 bargain bin five years from now. Sure, modern gladiator fights might be cool to see, but it got very cheesy with Jackson and his "twin ladies." Plus, Lutz isn't that great of an actor anyway. The film is being developed by the Motion Picture Corporation of America (of films like Taking Chance and, sadly, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2) and produced by Brad Krevoy, Mike Callaghan and Mark Williams. This has a budget of $10 million, which is I guess what makes this an indie. Shooting starts next month in Louisiana. The cast is still being put together, so stay tuned for updates.

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  • M
    Better question si why is Lutz getting so many roles, boy can't act. Synopsis sounds stupid though.
  • wassant
  • Cracky
    Ugh. I fucking adore Sam Jackson but I hate the fact that he isn't a snob with his choosing of films. It would help him sooo much.
  • People's Champ
    This sounds pretty bad.
  • DiR3cT
    Jonah Loop - that can't be his birth name.
  • denial
    Well this should be a good movie for him....he'll be able to yell through the whole movie at all the fights.
  • Dandooo
    I used to smoke, and I used to love Sam Jackson. Now to me they are both the same because the idea of having a smoke now always appeals to me, it always seems like a good idea, but I never enjoy it and always regret it straight away. Sam Jackson and his film Choices (with some exeptions) are the cinematc equivilant of smoking for me, how sad.... :(
  • Movieman
    Could this be a cheap attempt at making 2000AD's comic strip of Harlem Heroes? Harlem Heroes was great for it's time with motorbikes on steroids and jet packs in a Gladiator style arena and could be a great movie under the right director and some decent backing.
  • DauberD
    Kellan Lutz can suck my Nutz




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