The project will be the Hollywood veteran’s fourth Chinese-language feature to go into production in only three years.
Beijing transplant Renny Harlin, the former Hollywood-based director best known for such 1990s action hits as Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger, has signed to helm the Chinese action-thriller Operation Somalia.
The project will be Harlin’s fourth Chinese-language feature to go into production in three years. Earlier on Sunday at the Shanghai International Film Festival, Harlin announced his attachment to The Hanging Coffins, an action-thriller he will direct for Shanghai Film Group.
Budgeted at RMB200 million ($30 million), Operation Somalia will be co-produced by Mythological Universe, Mailang Pictures and Jindun Film &…