The Vampire Diaries cashed in on the undead teen craze in a big way with its debut season, and that kind of success is (at least in theory) a fantastic launching pad for young actors. Star Nina Dobrev has selected one of her first post-Diaries roles in the rather cool-sounding Deathgames. According to Heat Vision, the indie action flick centers on “a young man 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.”
The “young man” in question is Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz; Dobrev will play his wife. Samuel L. Jackson, James Remar (Dexter), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th), and Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) also star. Jonah Loop will make his directorial debut on Deathgames after serving as visual effects supervisor on the likes of Collateral.