EXCLUSIVE: Shanghai New Culture Media Group Company Limited (SNC) has come on to co-finance Jackie Chan action-comedy Skiptrace, which Bloom sells internationally.
SNC joins China’s Talent International and Dasym Media on the financier roster and is in talks to find a North American home for the film.
Renny Harlin commenced production on Skiptrace in September in China. Johnny Knoxville and Fan Bingbing also star in the China-US co-production about a Hong Kong cop who teams up with an American gambler to rescue his niece from the Mob.
Jay Longino wrote the screenplay with revisions by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, Geoff Moore and David Posmentier, Ben David Grabinski, Jack Donaldson and Derek Elliott, Rodney Rothman and Jordan Rubin.
SNC’s ZhenhuaYang and Xiaolin Liu will serve as executive producers, while Qun Gao of SNC and Lifeng Wang of Xing Xing assume the roles of co-executive producers.
Talent International, Dasym Media, Chan, Esmond Ren, Charlie Coker, Damien Saccani and David Gerson produce.