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Berlin: Jackie Chan-Johnny Knoxville Action Comedy ‘Skiptrace’ Nabbed by Saban

Saban Films has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to “Skiptrace,” the action comedy starring Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville and Fan Bingbing, directed by Renny Harlin.

Saban will release the film in theaters during Q3 this year. Pic was produced by Talent Intl. Films and Dasym Media along with Jackie Chan, Esmond Ren, Charlie Coker, Damien Saccani and David Gerson. The film was co-financed and co-presented by Shanghai New Culture Media Group, Talent Intl. and Dasym Media. Bloom is handling international sales.

Saban Films president Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films and WME represented the filmmakers.

Upcoming titles in the Saban Films slate include Tom Tykwer’s “A Hologram for the King,” starring Tom Hanks, where Saban will partner with Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions on the theatrical release; Alex and Ben Brewer’s “The Trust,” starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood; “I Am Wrath,” with John Travolta; “USS Indianapolis,” starring Nicolas Cage; and Bob Nelson’s directorial debut, “The Confirmation,” starring Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt and Jaeden Lieberher.

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