Kellan Lutz, Samuel L. Jackson May Face Off In 'Deathgames'

'Twilight' star in talks to play young man forced to fight in modern-day gladiator arena.

Who would win in a fight: a vegetarian "Twilight" vampire or Nick Fury? No need to ponder it — Hollywood is going to address the question directly. Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz are negotiating to star in the indie actioner "Deathgames."

If cast, Lutz would play a young man who is kidnapped and forced to fight in a modern-day gladiator arena.

href="http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2010/04/samuel-l-jackson-kellan-lutz-eyeing-deathsport-exclusive.html" target="_blank">The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog reports that Jackson would take the role of the arena's overseer, presiding over the events from his "computer lair" while "twin ladies ... see to his every desire."

Jonah Loop, visual effects supervisor on 2009's "Brothers" and "A Perfect Getaway," will make his directorial debut with the movie, which begins shooting next month in Louisiana. He'll be working with a script from Michael Hultquist, Robert Martinez and Tony Giglio. Motion Picture Corporation of America's Brad Krevoy and Mike Callaghan will produce with Mark Williams ("Running Scared").

Jackson will next be seen in "Iron Man 2," which hits theaters on May 7, as S.H.I.E.L.D. head Nick Fury. He'll also appear with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in the summer buddy-cop comedy "The Other Guys," which is out on August 6.

Before Twilighters flock to see Lutz and his blood-sucking pals in "Eclipse" on June 30, they'll be able to see him contend with Jackie Earle Haley's Freddy Krueger in the coming remake of "Nightmare on Elm Street," out on April 30. Lutz will already be down in Louisiana starting next week to find love with Mandy Moore in "Keep It Together," a romantic comedy directed by Dermot Mulroney. He would shoot "Deathgames" immediately after that and then move on to "Immortals" (formerly "War of the Gods") in June.

It's worth noting that the THR story references two titles for Loop's gladiator flick: "Deathgames" appears in the headline and is referenced several times after that, but there's also one mention of "Deathsport" later in the story.

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