Vertigo enters Cage Rage arena

Fight pic planned

CANNES — In its ceaseless quest for the hardman audience, U.K. production and distribution outfit Vertigo Films is set to make a movie based around the increasingly popular Brit fighting sport Cage Rage.

Vertigo is co-producing the movie with Cage Rage Championships, which is fully financing the film. Allan Niblo and Rupert Preston will produce for Vertigo, with Sam Tromans and Nicola Fletcher for Cage Rage.

No director is yet attached, but Nick Love, helmer of Vertigo’s tough-guy hits “Outlaw” and “The Football Factory,” will act as exec producer.

The script is being written by Brock Norman Brock, whose previous credits, perhaps incongruously, include Vertigo’s upcoming “Dogging: A Love Story,” set in the underground world of parking- lot sexual encounters, and “Come as You Are,” set in the gay porn industry.

Cage Rage is the British version of Mixed Martial Arts in the U.S. The combat action, takes place in a 30-foot cage, and the events are held in London’s Wembley Arena and broadcast to a fast-growing audience on Sky.

The movie will be a “Rocky”-style, rags-to-riches story — “the story is going to be traditional but the interpretation is going to be fresh,” Niblo says.

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