With production wrapped on ABC's Lost, cast member Daniel Dae Kim has already found his first new gig, joining Samuel L. Jackson and Twilight's Kellan Lutz in Deathgames, a sci-fi-ish action movie.
That's the news on The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog:
Jonah Loop, a visual effects supervisor on such pics as "Collateral" and "A Perfect Getaway," is making his directorial debut with the film, which begins shooting next month in Louisiana.
The story centers on a young man (Lutz) who is kidnapped by a sadistic mastermind (Jackson) and forced into a modern gladiator arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.
Kim is playing a fellow prisoner, an artist who happens to be a master of kendo (samurai-style sword fighting), a skill that comes in handy when he competes for his life and his wife's.
Kim also shot a role in the pilot for a proposed reboot of TV's Hawaii Five-O produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.