While we’ve gotten plenty of him as Nick Fury this year in Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Sam Jackson’s still got to have a gig or two that happen before 10 minutes of final credits. That’s where the upcoming film Arena comes in.
Not to be confused with the fantastic sci-fi flick from 1989 starring Paul Satterfield (look it up) this film leans closer to films like Death Race and Gamer. Actually, a bit more than closer. Here’s the premise.
Arena 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.
Nothing really new here story-wise, but at least we’ll get to see Sam Jackson throw a few bad guy quips out there and ladies will get Kellan Lutz without a shirt. Check out the brand new trailer after the jump and catch Arena in theaters soon.