Jan De Bont will direct the action thriller Stopping Power for Intermedia, fledgling LA-basedproduction, finance and sales house QED International, and German production andphysical effects house action concept.

Intermedia, QED International and action concept are producing andco-financing and expect to begin production in September in Germany. QEDInternational will begin worldwide pre-sales at Cannes.

The project is one of four that QED International is co-financingand co-producing with Intermedia. The others are Richard Shepard's The Matadorfollow-up SpringBreak In Bosnia, actionthriller The Killer's Game, and Untitled DJ Project.

Shepard is currently revising Eric Red's original screenplay to StoppingPower about a man whopursues his daughter's kidnapper across a city.

Intermedia's Scott Kroopf, Alison Haskovec and Ollie Madden,action concept's Hermann Joha, Achim Schmitz and Daniel Hetzer, and QED International'sBill Block and Paul Hanson are producing.

Linda Benjamin,Hanson and Joha negotiated the De Bont deal with ICM's Daniel Rabinow. DeBont's credits include the Speed and Tomb Raider franchises.