Considering that the film will be the joint production company’s first project, Bloom’s involvement is very impressive. The production will see him act opposite veteran Chinese actors, including King Kong‘s Jing Tian, The Wonder‘s Leo Wu, and The Flowers of War‘s Cao Kefan. Furthering the international nature of Smart Chase, French filmmaker Julien Seri, who previously worked on Night Fare and the Luc Besson-written Yamasaki, will helm the project:
S.M.A.R.T. Chase: Fire & Earth, which will film in Shanghai, follows Danny Stratton, a washed-up private security agent, who is given the rare opportunity to escort a valuable Chinese antique out of Shanghai, but is ambushed en route. With the safety of the women he loves in jeopardy, Danny has to work with his team of security experts, the S.M.A.R.T., to save her, as a dreadful conspiracy begins to unravel.
“It is an honor to be involved in an international production of this scale and showcase the stunning scenery of Shanghai and the spirit of modern China,” said Wei Han, Founder and CEO of Bliss Media. “We look forward to Orlando and Julien collaborating and bringing this potential franchise vehicle to fans around the world.”
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