Rush Hour 4 is an active project again, says Jackie Chan, with plans to film the next movie in 2018...
The Rush Hour trilogy of movies, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, have proven hugely lucrative for all concerned over the past near two-decades. Not withstanding the fact that the quality of them diminished, there have still been plans to make a Rush Hour 4 for some time, although given that it’s now been ten years since the third film, most had given up hope of seeing it.
Now though, Jackie Chan - whilst promoting The Lego Ninjago Movie - has confirmed that there’s finally a screenplay pretty much in place for the new movie. What’s more, it looks like it’s moving forward.
“Good news. Next year, Rush Hour 4, and I hope the script done”, Chan said. “And day after tomorrow we meet
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“For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script,” Chan said during an appearance on Los Angeles radio station Power 106’s “The Cruz Show.” “Yesterday, we just agreed.” All doesn’t appear to be finalized, however: “The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft, and next year, probably [we will] start. I hope — if Chris Tucker agrees.”
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In the 19 years since the original film was released,
Rush Hour 4 is Finally Happening
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"Good news. Next year, Rush Hour 4, and I hope the script done. And day after tomorrow we meet the director and Chris Tucker again to make sure we go the right track."
While Jackie Chan wouldn't mention the director by name, it's quite possible that he's referring to Rush Hour franchise director Brett Ratner, who directed all three movies thus far, and even revealed in
The 63-year-old actor went on Power 106's The Cruz Show, where he excited fans of the buddy action-comedy franchise by announcing that a fourth installment should be on its way by next year.
"Rush Hour, you can do any time," the martial arts legend said, while discussing the challenges of possibly doing another Karate Kid, given how the characters have aged. And that's when he revealed the big news.
"[It's coming] next year," Chan shared. "For the last seven years we've been turning down the script, turning down the script. Yesterday, we just agreed."
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And while it seems to be an all-but certainty, Chan made it very clear that if Tucker bows out, it's not happening.
"Next year [we'll] probably start -- If Chris Tucker agrees," he clarified
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"I think it will happen; we're talking to writers. We could call it Grumpy Old Rush Hour."
While the filmmaker wouldn't elaborate more on this sequel to Entertainment Weekly, he may be onto something in regards to the title. While Chris Tucker was still a rising star when the first Rush Hour hit theaters in 1998, the actor is now 44 years of age, while
After a long stretch in which he made one, maybe two, movies a year, Chan is scheduled to release five more movies in 2017, after the Chinese action-comedy “Railroad Tigers” (granted, two are voice roles in animated movies). More importantly, though “Railroad Tigers” itself is a tired, often incomprehensible mess about a group of Chinese resistance fighters who use a train loaded with Japanese ammunition as a weapon against their unwelcome invaders, for genuine Jackie Chan fans, it’s evidence that he wasn’t ready to retire from action movies after all, despite comments made to that effect back in
Joe Carnahan’s ensemble action movie Five Against a Bullet nabs Jackie Chan as its first star.
It appears that Joe Carnahan’s next film is about rev its engines. While the helmer of Narc, Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team and The Grey hasn't been helming a new film this past year or two (he's instead been working on the writing and development of many others), he did sign up to direct and re-write an action ensemble piece called Five Against A Bullet back in 2014. Now, the reinvigorated project has procured one of its lead actors in an international superstar.
According to Variety, cinematic martial arts icon Jackie Chan has jumped aboard Five Against A Bullet as its star. The film – based on Carnahan’s re-write of a script by Predators scribe Alex Litvak – is set in a small Mexican town, depicting five bodyguards who are tasked with
Chatting to Collider to promote Ang Lee’s imminent drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Tucker confirmed that all involved are “trying to get [Rush Hour 4] going,” possibly welcoming the return of Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and Detective James Carter (Tucker) for another round of raucous buddy-cop action.
“Yeah, we’re talking about it now doing another one, and we’re trying to get it going. I think we might be able to get one going. I love working with Jackie and I think we could do a really fun one.”
Almost ten years on from the release of Rush Hour 3,
Jackie Chan is arguably one of the most important action /martial arts stars to ever grace our screens. As happens to us all … time takes it’s toll and sadly over the years the quality of his films has degraded.
But whilst the quality of his output my have decreased , it’s not difficult to spot moments of brilliance in even his most recent movies (i.e final fight scene in Chinese Zodiac ).
2016 is a very busy year for Jackie Chan
This year is going to be a very busy one of Jackie Chan, soon we will see the release of Skiptrace followed by another 3 confirmed releases (Railroad Tigers, The Foreigner, Kung Fu Yoga) and even more films which have either been announced or are currently in production (Rush Hour 4, The Karate Kid 2, Shanghai Noon Sequel).
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