*Samuel L. Jackson and “Twilight” star Kellan Lutz are in talks to topline indie action movie “Deathgames,” from Motion Picture Corporation of America.

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 entertainment of the online masses. Jackson’s character orchestrates the games, overseeing them from his computer lair with the help of twin ladies who see to his every desire.

Jonah Loop, a visual effects supervisor on such pics as “Collateral” and “A Perfect Getaway,” is making his directorial debut with the film, which begins shooting next month in Louisiana, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Jackson will next be seen as Nick Fury in “Iron Man 2,” which opens May 7, and opposite Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in the action comedy “The Other Guys,” set for an Aug. 6 bow.