Seven Arts International will partner with Paramount Pictures on Rat Race, a big budget action comedy from producers Jerry Zucker (Ghost, Airplane) and Sean Daniel and Jim Jacks, whose production outfit Alphaville was behind The Mummy and The Jackal.

Andy Breckman wrote the movie which is about a road race from Las Vegas to New Mexico in which there are no rules. Seven Arts International's sister production outfit Seven Arts Pictures is based at Paramount and co-financed recent hit Rules Of Engagement starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L Jackson.