EXCLUSIVE: Kellie Madison (The Gate, The Tank) will direct the fourthquel Never Back Down: Revolt from a script by Audrey Arkins (Elyse) for Mandalay Pictures, Wonder Street and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Production is set to start November 23 in and around London.
Never Back Down: Revolt centers on a woman (Olivia Popica, Informer, Retribution) who is kidnapped and forced to compete in elite underground fights and has to battle her way out to freedom. Michael Bisping (Den of Thieves) and Brooke Johnston (Hurricane Heist) star as the antagonists who run the fight trafficking ring. Diana Hoyos (2020 Best Actress winner in Colombia for Enfermeras), Neetu Chandra (The Good Maharaja, Shooter) and James Faulkner (Atomic Blonde, Paul Apostle of Christ) round out the supporting cast.
The fourth installment will be produced by Craig Baumgarten of Wonder Street and David Zelon of Mandalay Pictures.
The first Never Back Down released in 2008 starred Amber Heard, Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou and Cam Gigandet and grossed $41 million-plus worldwide.
Madison is repped by Verve and Michael Klein of Dobré Films, Bisping by Gersch, Popica by Hamilton Hodell (UK), Arkins by CAA and Faulkner by Jeff Goldberg Mgmt.