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Dobkin to helm ‘Shanghai’ sequel

Chan/Owens to reunite in Spyglass pic

David Dobkin will direct Disney-based Spyglass Entertainment’s “Shanghai Knights,” the sequel to Spyglass’ box office hit “Shanghai Noon.”

“Knights” will reteam Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson in turn-of-the century London, where the mismatched buddies uncover a worldwide conspiracy to overthrow the Chinese and British empires.

Spyglass co-toppers Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber will produce along with production prexy Jonathan Glickman. Disney has greenlit the picture for an intended February start. Walt Disney Motion Picture Group prexy Nina Jacobson and senior VP of production Jason Reed will oversee project for the studio.

Penned by “Shanghai Noon” scribes Miles Millar and Al Gough, pic will be financed by Spyglass, with Disney distribbing via Touchstone Pictures. “Shanghai Noon” grossed over $100 million worldwide.

Prior to the formation of Spyglass, Birnbaum and Glickman were producers of New Line’s “Rush Hour”; they also produced Chan’s current box office smash, “Rush Hour II,” for New Line Cinema.

Dobkin, a top commercial and video director, most recently directed the 1998 “Clay Pigeons” for Gramercy Pictures. He’s repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Spyglass’ slate includes “Reign of Fire,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale; “The Count of Monte Cristo,” starring Guy Pearce and Jim Caviezel; and “Out Cold,” directed by the Malloy brothers.

Spyglass also recently clinched a deal with helmer F. Gary Gray to helm its comicbook property “Mage.” Spyglass is also co-financing “Dragonfly,” helmed by Tom Shadyac and starring Kevin Costner, as well as Paramount’s “Abandon,” directed by Steven Gaghan and starring Katie Holmes.

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