Saban Acquires Jackie Chan’s ‘Skiptrace’ For U.S.; Maggie Q Joins ‘Slumber’ – Berlin

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Saban Films has taken U.S. distribution rights to the Renny Harlin-directed Skiptrace, starring Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville and Fan Bingbing. Plans are for a theatrical reelease in Q3 this year. Written by Jay Longino and Ben David Grabinski, Skiptrace follows a Hong Kong detective who’s been tracking a dangerous crime boss for over a decade. When his beautiful goddaughter gets into trouble with the crime syndicate, he must track down the only man who can help — a fast-talking American gambler who is also on the run from the mob.

maggie qMaggie Q has joined supernatural thriller Slumber which Goldcrest Films is selling. Directed by Jonathan Hopkins, the film just began shooting in the UK. Q, who also exec produces, will play a rationally minded sleep doctor forced to abandon scientific reason and accept that a family is being terrorized by a demon that paralyzes victims as they sleep. The actress is next up in the third instalment of the Divergent franchise and has TV series Designated Survivor with Keifer Sutherland on deck along with feature The Brits Are Coming with Uma Thurman. Slumber is written by Richard Hobley and Hopkins.

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