Rejoice Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 4 is Happening!

Rush Hour 3 (2007) Movie PosterFive years after “Rush Hour 3″, it appears the producers of the action-comedy franchise (by way of producer Arthur Sarkissian, who is at the TCA promoting his new show TV “Vegas”) are finally ready to get started on a “Rush Hour 4″. Sarkissian said as much, telling the gathered throngs that they’re ready to get working on the fourth outing, hints that Brett Ratner may not be back, but does confirm that the franchise’s stars, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan will indeed return. That’s a must, of course.

I am working on Rush Hour 4 right now with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. I’m trying to do it closer to how I did Rush Hour 1, more down to earth, more gritty, introduce two new characters and make it real the way the first one was. I personally was not happy with the third one. I thought 1 and 2 were very good. I think 3 got out of hand a little bit. 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.

Brett Ratner directed all three “Rush Hour” movies, and when it comes to his involvement, Sarkissian hedged his bets, saying:

If he wants to do it he’s more than welcome to do it but he’s got to do it in the right way.

If I was Ratner, I’m not going to like the sound of that statement. It’s one of those “my way or the highway, jack” type of deals, I’m guessing. I personally thought “Rush Hour 3″ was the same as the other two — goofy and dumb, but kinda charming in its own crass way. You know, standard “Rush Hour” movie. But hey, that’s just my opinion.

I’m sure Jackie Chan doesn’t need this franchise, but being the practical businessman that he is, he’s probably not going to turn down the guaranteed millions. Co-star Chris Tucker, on the other hand, hasn’t exactly been burning up Hollywood without the “Rush Hour” films, so I’m sure he’s pretty happy today.

Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 3 (2007) Movie Image

Via : Crave Online



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  • Wingcm

    I would be more interested in a sequel to Shanghai Knights with Jackie Chan, but maybe that’s because I prefer Owen over Chris.

    • LionHeart

      Always liked those movies better, yeah.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      They probably couldn’t find ways to do another “Shanghai” movie because it’s hard to come up with a third punny take on the title. Just tacking a number after the “Rush Hour” movies is so much easier.

    • ErickKwon

      Yeah, and they feature arguably Chan’s best stuntwork in an English-language movie outside of maybe “Forbidden Kingdom.’

  • Thecrow77

    Must be a slow day for movie news. Rush Hour 4….ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ(snore)ZZZZZZZZZZ.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Chris Tucker begs to disagree.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        empahsis on begs. Man had a bright career going…Hollywood pressure

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          I was surprised just how little he’s done outside of the Rush Hour movies in the last 10 years. It’s like he just sits at home waiting for the next sequel…

          • ErickKwon

            Seriously. I think the three “Rush Hours” make up for at least half of his resume, don’t they? Actually the IDEA of another buddy-cop black/Chinese team-up sounds good and a smart take on “RH 4″ would be as a back-door relaunch like “Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocal.” There’s certainly no shortage of other Hong Kong/Chinese talent (Andy On or Jason Wu-jing?) who could be paired up with someone like Donald Glover or Kevin Hart. Even better, make the black partner the bad-ass (how old is Michael Jai White?) and the Chinese guy the funny one, as long as they avoid any of those God awful Cantonese wordplay/mo lei tau clowns

  • Debo4735

    I would really like to see a Bad Boyz 3. But this time they can have Martin with his hardcore edge that he had in the first movie.

  • Arthur

    This is good news. But I agree, it has to be done right. “Rush Hour 3″ was ridiculous. “Rush Hour 2″ was very enjoyable and absolutely hilarious; Chris Tucker’s quarrels with people in Hong Kong were funny as hell; especially with the cab driver; always nice to see Ziyi Zhang. Too bad they can’t bring her back as a twin or something. Tucker and Zhang actually did have some nice on-screen chemistry. OMG bring back Roselyn Sanchez too. The franchise needs a hardcore villian too with some nice martial arts experts as co-horts like Tak Sakaguchi, Wu Jing, Jija Yanin and Tony Jaa. Up the ante with “Rush Hour 4″. Film in Thailand or Indonesia.

    • Arthur

      Add in Gong Li as the crime lord’s sadistic wife. Add Carina Lau too. Would be cool to have Eva Mendes in the cast as well.