Global action icon Jason Statham (The Expendables) has signed on to star in a new high-octane action/thriller tentatively referred to as Untitled Kurt Wimmer Project – a production between Jason Statham and Steven Chasman’s SJ Pictures and China-based Road Pictures.
Written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) the movie is centered around an Ex-Pat Brit in Hong Kong who goes on the run with a high-level female Chinese agent to solve a kidnapping with global implications.
Steven Chasman (The Transporter 1, 2 & 3) will produce the movie with Gongming Cai and Julien Favre of Road Pictures, the Beijing-headquartered global media group. Principal photography will begin in fall 2016. The film will shoot in China and in Europe.
Said Chasman, “Jason and I both have been wanting to work with Kurt for a long time. He has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us. The narrative Kurt creates is incredibly rich and while our story is rooted in adventure, it is also very much character driven. We couldn’t be more fortunate to be working with him, as well as our new partners from Road Pictures, Gongming and Julien, who really comprehend the global potential for the film.”
Gongming Cai commented, “This is a perfect vehicle for Jason Statham to conquer the Chinese market – he is a true global superstar who has such an authentic connection with audiences around the world. Jason is in a class by himself. There is nothing he can’t do and he proves this time and time again with every project he’s involved in. We’re excited to put this film into production, which marks the beginning of what we see as a fruitful long-term partnership with Jason Statham and Steven Chasman.”
Cityonfire.com received the above press release from Road Pictures