Rush Hour 4 is finally happening, according to franchise star Jackie Chan, who made a rare on-stage appearance at the Red Sea Film Festival today and told fans that he is currently in talks to make a fourth Rush Hour movie, one that will presumably re-unite him with co-star Chris Tucker.
“We’re talking about part 4 right now,” Chan revealed at the event, adding that he was going to meet with the film’s director to discuss the script, according to Deadline.
Chan didn’t name the director, but Brett Ratner directed all three of the previous Rush Hour films, including Rush Hour 3, which saw Lee (Chan) and Carter (Tucker) battling Kenji, the former’s “brother,” played by Hiroyuki Sanada, in Paris.
“The original Rush Hour grossed $244 million worldwide for New Line Cinema and cemented the Hong Kong-born Chan as an English-language action star,” Deadline noted in its coverage. “However, Chan said that he expected the film to bomb at the box office, and he had planned to quit Hollywood for good due to the lack of interesting roles he had been receiving.”
“I tried so many times to go to Hollywood, but after that, I said no more Hollywood because my English is not good, they’re not my culture, they don’t like this kind of action,” Chain said.
“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.”
Chan’s most recent acting credit is for a 2021 film called Good Night Beijing, while Tucker’s last movie appearance was in 2016’s Billy Flynn’s Long Halftime Walk, according to the actor’s iMDB page.
“At one point in time, Chris Tucker was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood,” the beginning of his bio reads.
The original Rush Hour premiered in theaters in September 1998.