Is It 1999? Jackie Chan Teams with Seann William Scott for 'Skiptrace'
Following a breakthrough role in American Pie, actor Seann William Scott eventually found a place as the comedic relief in action comedies like Evolution, Bulletproof Monk and The Rundown. But lately, the actor has been pretty low key with voice roles in the Ice Age franchise, smaller profile films like Goon, an episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and, of course, a return as Stifler in American Reunion. Now we have word from THR that Scott is getting back into action in a film called Skiptrace, and this time he'll team up with action veteran Jackie Chan for Paranorman and The Tale of Despereaux director Sam Fell.
In addition, Chan and Scott will be joined by Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing in the action adventure set up at Exclusive Media and China's own Talent International Film Col. Chan came up with the story which follows a good cop (Chan) whose niece (Bingbing) finds herself in danger from a crime syndicate and its ringleader which our hero has been trying to nail for ten years. For some reason, a fast-talking American gamble (Scott) is the only man who can help him save his niece, and the detective has to track him down and get his ass to Hong Kong. Could we be looking at a Rush Hour style team-up here? Chan may not be at the top of his game anymore, but you can bet the action will still be killer. Plus, we're interested to see how an animation director like Fell takes on a project like this, even if it feels 14 years too late. Thoughts?