Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker Reuniting for Rush Hour 4
It’s been five years since Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker teamed up for the last Rush Hour movie, but it looks like we will be seeing them returning to the big screen for a fourth film soon! Producer Arthur Sarkissian recently spoke with CraveOnline and revealed that he is currently working with the stars to reprise their roles as Lee and Carter for Rush Hour 4 and even named another big franchise that they are looking to for inspiration.
Though Sarkissian readily admits that they dropped the ball on 2007′s Rush Hour 3, they are using that experience to bring the potential fourth film back to basics and to focus on what made the first two films so great – the relationship between Chan and Tucker. He also revealed that they will be looking at the success of Fast Five and the ability to switch up the genre and put the characters into new situations as inspiration to bringing a fresh twist on the franchise. Sarkissian said, “It’s not a matter of just bringing them back to do another segment of that or a sequel to it by putting them in another city and having them bicker. I don’t want that. I want something new.” One possible plot idea he suggested was bringing in Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer as Tucker’s cousin who is now married to Chan’s character with Tucker going to visit them in Shanghai.
When asked about Chan’s recent announcement that he was retiring from action movies, Sarkissian explained that the film will focus more on the relationship between the characters, but there will still be action, just designed around what Chan feels comfortable doing at his age.
No word yet on when Rush Hour 4 will be hitting theaters, but a screenwriter is expected to be selected shortly. As far as who will helm the sequel, Sarkissian stated that Brett Ratner, who directed the previous three films was welcome to direct the fourth film if he wanted, but would have to do it “the right way”.
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