Renny Harlin has signed on to direct Dasym Entertainment’s action-comedy “Skiptrace” starring Jackie Chan, Seann William Scott and Bingbing Fan.
The story centers on a Hong Kong cop (Jackie Chan) whose niece (Bingbing Fan) is kidnapped by the crime syndicate leader he has been trying to put away for over a decade.
He is forced to track down the only person who can help find his niece, a wise-cracking American gambler (Seann William Scott).
“ParaNorman” helmer Sam Fell was initially attached to make his live-action debut on the film but is now off the project. Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka and Jay Longino wrote the screenplay, based on an original idea by Jackie Chan.
Filming is scheduled to begin in August.