Renny Harlin is in talks to direct ‘Skiptrace’, an action adventure movie starring Jackie Chan andSeann William Scott, Hollywood Reporter has said.
It added that the movie was made by China’s Talent International Film Co. and Dasym Entertainment.
Exclusive Media was previously behind the movie but since its disintegration, parent company Investment Strategies B.V. has moved it to subsidiary Dasym.
The newly launched sales company Bloom, run by former Exclusive executive, Alex Walton as well as Ken Kao, now is running point on the film at Cannes.
Harlin replaces Sam Fell, who directed the animated film Paranorman and was to make his live-action debut on the English-language action comedy.
The story, based on an idea by Chan, centers on a good cop (Chan) whose niece (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with a crime syndicate run by a man the detective had been chasing for a decade. The cop was forced to track down the one person who could help save the niece — a fast-talking American gambler (Scott) — and bring him to Hong Kong.