According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gold Circle Films, the indie production company behind such films as My Big Fat Greek Wedding and White Noise, has paid six figures for a pitch from writer Christian Gudegast and producer Tucker Tooley. Titled Rockdown, the pitch revolves around a new suburban street-fighting subculture known as MMA, Mixed Martial Arts. Rockdown will be helmed by Gudegast in his directorial debut.

The writer of A Man Apart and Mexicali, Gudegast began boxing at age 7 and now calls himself an aficionado of a form of street fighting called grappling. Rockdown will be fully financed by Gold Circle Films, with Tooley and Gold Circle president Paul Brooks serving as producers.