Jackie Chan has revealed that Rush Hour 4 is currently in development. However, he also added that the script just isn’t right at the moment. He revealed this during an appearance at the Red Sea International Film Festival on Thursday (December 8th) (via Screen Daily). Here’s what Jackie had to say about the fourth Rush Hour movie:
We’re talking about part four right now! But the script isn’t right.
The original 1998 Rush Hour film starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. They played two mismatched police partners who team up to rescue a Chinese Diplomat’s kidnapped daughter. The action-comedy was a huge success, and it ended up spawning two follow-up movies, Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, which were released in 2001 and 2007, respectively.
Rush Hour 4 is happening, but the script needs work
This fourth movie has actually been in development for quite some time. Chan first spoke about it back in 2017, and he said back then that they had agreed on a script. Chris Tucker then confirmed the following year that he had agreed to star in the movie. Here’s what Tucker had to say about the fourth movie and his involvement in it:
It’s happening. This is gonna be the rush of all rushes. Jackie is ready and we want to do this so that people don’t ever forget it.
The sequel was rumoured to begin filming in 2018 (which, obviously, never happened), and there have been no other updates about it until now.
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker returning?
But, wait. There’s more! Jackie Chan also revealed in a previous interview that they had got the legendary boxer, Mike Tyson, to appear in the sequel. Chan also revealed that he was meeting with the director to discuss the next instalment, though didn’t reveal who the director of the movie was going to be.
It’s going to be interesting to see who’s going to take the reins on this movie, as the film’s previous director, Bret Ratner, will not be returning to the director’s chair. This is after Hollywood actresses Natasha Henstridge, Olivia Munn, and four other women accused Ratner of sexual harassment in 2017. Ratner had denied all the allegations, but he hasn’t worked in Hollywood since the allegations were made public.
Chan went on to admit that despite Rush Hour‘s box office success, he nearly turned down the role due to his fear of being typecast as a police officer. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
My manager said ‘look, there’s a script, and it’s called Rush Hour. I said ‘no, Hong Kong police? I’m not going to do it’. He said ‘Jackie, why don’t you try last time’. I said ‘okay, this is the last time’.
There’s still no official release date for the fourth movie. Honestly, I’m a huge fan of this franchise, and I love to see them do another one. I mean, they’re still doing another Lethal Weapon movie, so why not make another Rush Hour?
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