Jeff Wadlow has signed on to direct Arena, Summit Entertainment's sci-fi action pic, and dropped out of Summit's prison-escape action project, The Tomb, which had recently stalled.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arena revolves around a group of modern-day soldiers transported to a shifting landscape, where they are forced to face off against the best warriors from different eras in gladitorial battle. Frosh scribes Toby Wagstaff and Darren Howell wrote the screenplay, which Summit optioned in April 2008.

No production date has been set.

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