Harlin would replace original director Sam Fell, whose experience mainly lies in kids’ movies like "Flushed Away" and "ParaNorman."
Chan stars in "Skiptrace" as a Hong Kong detective who teams with a gambler played by Seann William Scott to track down a mobster. Fan Bingbing, who plays Chan’s niece, is also wrapped up in the crime cartel’s dirty dealings.
Filming is scheduled to begin in August for a 2015 release.
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