Now here’s some odd news. Jackie Chan will be teaming up with Seann William Scott to make a film called Skiptrace for Paranorman director Sam Fell. An unlikely combination if we’ve ever heard one.
The film will follow a cop, played by Chan, whose niece (Fan Bingbing) gets in trouble with a dangerous crime syndicate that Chan’s character has been trying to take down for years. Enter Seann William Scott, an American gambler who Chan must team up with to save his niece.
Ya, we don’t really get it either. It sounds pretty silly but I suppose it could turn out to be an enjoyable Rush Hour style buddy film. I can definitely see Scott and Chan’s team up providing a ton of laughs as both actors have strong comedic talents.
Then again, this is 2013, why are studio execs pitting the two actors together now? Perhaps in the 90s or even early 2000s this would have been more exciting but at this point, neither Scott nor Chan are exactly at the top of their game and both stars have faded quite a bit in recent years. Does anyone really care to see a film headlined by these two?
Plus, how the heck did Sam Fell, a man responsible for the aforementioned Paranorman along with some other quality animated features, get involved in this one?
I don’t know, the whole thing just seems odd to me. I’m definitely curious to see how it shapes up though and I’m not going to write it off just yet.
How about you? Are you hopeful that Skiptrace could turn into an enjoyable buddy film a la Rush Hour?