Comedian Chris Tucker recently confirmed to ESPN’s podcast The Plug (via Planet Aviation) that he’s in a hurry to get Rush Hour 4 off the ground and into theaters, confirming that the film is a go project for him.
“It’s happening,” Tucker confirmed. “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.”
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker started making audiences laugh with the Rush Hour films back in 1998. We got our second film in 2001 and the third in 2007, with the first three films grossing $850.6 million at the worldwide box office. There were rumblings about Rush Hour 4 back in 2012, but it came to nothing. Last year, Jackie Chan spoke about a possible Rush Hour 4, saying that it’s likely to happen.
“For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script,” Chan told Power 106 Los Angeles. “Yesterday, we just agreed… the script, probably end of this month. They’re on the second draft. Next year, probably start. I hope. If Chris Tucker agrees.” He also said, “It’s not about money. It’s about time to make, otherwise… Rush Hour 4, we’re all like old men! Before we get old. I tell Chris Tucker, before we get old, please, do Rush Hour 4!”
Should a fourth Rush Hour go forward, it will likely be with a new filmmaker behind the camera, as original trilogy director Brett Ratner is facing numerous allegations of sexual harassment and has severed ties with Warner Bros., the parent company behind the franchise’s studio New Line Cinema.
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