The indie action movie hails from Motion Picture Corporation of America. Jonah Loop is making his directorial debut with the film, which begins shooting next month in Louisiana.
MPCA's Brad Krevoy and Mike Callaghan are producing the film with Mark Williams.
According to HV, the story 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. Jackson's character orchestrates the games, overseeing them from his computer lair with the help of twin ladies who see to his every desire.
Deathgames is the first project to come out of MPCA's $50 million film fund.