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Deathtrap Dungeon movie coming, described as Saw meets Gladiator

05.26.2011by: Eric Walkuski

I've been in the dark on DEATHTRAP DUNGEON, but evidently it's a popular title in the adventure gamebook and videogame worlds. (As I'm not likely to venture into either form of media, my DEATHTRAP ignorance isn't surprising.) Now a film version is being prepped, and it sounds like it has serious potential.

It is going to be a cross between Saw and Gladiator, is how Mark Holdom explains it. Holdom is the head of Mark Holdom, Inc., the Los Angeles-based production and financing company that is currently putting together a slate of projects.

"Throw in some Hunger Games for good measure," is something Holdom could have tacked on to his pitch.

According to Screen Daily, the film is about a group of slaves sent underground to fight. The one who comes out alive wins.

The plot for the original adventure book isn't dissimilar, according to Wikipedia: Set in the town of Fang on the continent of Allansia, the player takes the role of an adventurer who decides to enter Baron Sukumvit's "Trial of Champions" and brave "Deathtrap Dungeon". Competing against five other adventurers, the player must defeat monsters, navigate the maze of dungeons and collect certain gems, which are the key to escaping and winning the Trial.

I'm down! Celsius Entertainment (Paris, Je T'Aime ) plans on being a partner on the film, which is hoped to be the first film in a franchise.

Extra Tidbit: Have you ever heard of DEATHTRAP DUNGEON?
Source: Screen Daily

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