ARENA WARS (2022) Preview of sci-fi actioner

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‘The only way to live… is to kill’

Arena Wars is a 2022 science fiction action film set in the future in which criminals must fight to the death in live a TV sports event.

Written and directed by Brandon Slagle (Attack of the Unknown; The Dawn; CrossbreedHouse of MansonDead Sea) from a story co-written by producers Michael Mahal and Sonny Mahal (Bermuda Island; Night of the TommyknockersDeath Count; Bloodthirst; Bridge of the Doomed; Attack of the UnknownBus Party to Hell).

The movie stars Michael Madsen (Death CountShark SeasonMegalodonLumberjack ManSpecies franchise), Robert LaSardo (Bloodthirst; Attack of the UnknownSky SharksCynthia), Eric Roberts, John Wells, Kevin HagerSheri Davis and Mercedes Peterson.



In 2045 convicted criminals are given the opportunity to compete in the world’s #1 televised sporting event, ‘Arena Wars’. They must survive seven rooms and seven of the most vicious killers in the country. If they win, they regain their freedom…


Production and release:

Filming is complete but the filmmakers launched an IndieGoGo campaign for an additional $40,000 for post-production and additional special effects. They raised nearly $54K and have kept the campaign running for a stretch target of $70,000.

Arena Wars will be released worldwide in October 2022.

Main cast and characters:

Michael Madsen … Samson
Eric Roberts … Admiral Jordan
Robert LaSardo … Perez
John Wells … Luke Bender
Kevin Hager … Belladonna
Sheri Davis … Holly Daze
Mercedes Peterson … Domino
BJ Mezek … Boggs
Michael Beran … Gideon
Robert Donavan … Moses
Kylie Fulmer … Billie
Wesley Cannon … Minty / Meat Wagon
Johnny Huang … Khan
Michelle Hill … Alice
Kyosuke Mukai … Kiyoshi
Dave Shecter … Carl
Leslie Brown … Anna
Tracy Obonna … Kira
Maria Bova … Cutie Pie
Edward Stachyra … Master Blaster / Drake
Davi Cartaya … Mister Smiles

Technical details:

Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1

Working title:

Fight Dome

Teaser trailer:

Crowdfunding stretch fund video:

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