Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc., announced today that the company has acquired the North American distribution rights to the action thriller Tracers, starring Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga, Abduction) and Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50, “The 100”). Tracers reteams Lautner with Twilight producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment who are producing alongside D. Scott Lumpkin.
Tracers is an action thriller that follows New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour.
Saban President Bill Bromiley said, “We were immediately drawn to ‘Tracers’ because it amplifies and expands on action storytelling and captivates the thrill seeker in all of us. Taylor is one of the best young actors of his generation and watching him jump across buildings, surf down escalators, and execute his own stunts is going to stun the audience. His performance is authentic and heightens the daredevil nature of the film.”
This is the second collaboration between Bromiley, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey following 2008s Management starring Jennifer Aniston. The film is directed by Daniel Benmayor (Bruc, The Manhunt) and written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott.