Jackie Chan announced another Rush Hour movie is in the works.
The 68-year-old Hong Kong actor announced during a stage appearance at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia that he is in talks for a fourth installment in the buddy action comedy franchise.
“We’re talking about ‘Rush Hour 4,’ right now,” he told the crowd Thursday, according to Deadline.
The martial arts legend added that he would meet with the film’s director that evening to discuss the script, although he did not identify the director by name, according to the outlet.
Brett Ratner directed all three previous installments in the “Rush Hour” franchise, which starred Chan as a top Hong Kong inspector and Chris Tucker as a hilarious LAPD officer who team up to solve international crimes. The duo starred together in 1998’s “Rush Hour” and its two sequels, “Rush Hour 2” (2001) and “Rush Hour 3” (2007).
The last film Ratner directed was Hercules in 2014. In 2017, Warner Bros. announced it had severed ties with the filmmaker after six women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused him of sexual assault and harassment.
During his appearance at the film festival, Chan recalled thinking “Rush Hour” would bomb at the box office and he had planned to leave Hollywood behind.
“I tried so many times to go to Hollywood but after that I said no more Hollywood because my English isn’t good, they’re not my culture, they don’t like that kind of action,” he told the crowd.
The ‘Rumble in the Bronx’ star explained that he was initially reluctant to take on the project.
“My manager said, look, there’s a script and it’s called ‘Rush Hour.’ I said, ‘No, Hong Kong police? I will not do it.’ He said, “Jackie, why don’t you try last time? I said ok, this is the last time.’”
Chan went on to say that after the film’s release, he received a call from both Ratner and Tucker. They told him, “Dude, we’re a huge hit. We are 70 million in the first weekend.”
“For me, I don’t have a count of what 70 million is,” Chan said. “I don’t know the box office. All I know is that it is certainly a success.”
He added, “And then they did Part 2 and Part 3.”
“Rush Hour” was a huge box office hit, grossing $244 million worldwide. The film’s two sequels were also worldwide commercial successes, with Rush Hour 2 grossing $347.3 million and Rush Hour 3 grossing $258 million.
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