Jeff Wadlow tackles sci-fi pic Arena

Jeff Wadlow has been hired by Summit Entertainment to direct their upcoming sci-fi flick Arena.

The film follows a group of modern-day soldiers who are suddenly transported to an alternative landscape where they are pitched against gladiatorial warriors from different eras of history.

Wadlow, who helmed 2008’s Never Back Down, had been scheduled to direct The Tomb for Summit until the project stalled.