Chris Tucker confirms that Rush Hour 4 is in the works
Chris Tucker confirmed that he and Jackie Chan are on board to make the fourth film in the Rush Hour franchise on Wednesday.
Last October, Jackie Chan got everyone excited when he told Power 106's The Cruz Show that he was working on getting out the 4th installment of the Rush Hour franchise, saying, "For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script. Yesterday, we just agreed." Jackie Chan famously played Inspector Lee in the last three movies.
To the delight of Rush Hour fans around the world, he said, "The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft and next year, [the filming will] probably start." He said that the only catch was that Chris Tucker hadn't confirmed yet whether or not he would be reprising his role as fast-talking LAPD detective James Carter in the new film.
Jackie revealed that the only reason they hadn't done the fourth movie was because of the difficulty in scheduling for the shooting. He said, "It’s not about money! It’s about [setting aside the] time to make [the film]. Otherwise, Rush Hour 4 we’re all old men. I tell Chris Tucker, "Before we get old, please do Rush Hour 4."
Back in 2012, Chris had also mentioned in an interview with Vulture that he would be on board if Rush Hour 4 were to be made, saying, "Rush Hour 4, we're looking into it, me and Jackie. We're trying to get it going, so we're developing something, so hopefully, we'll get something in."
However, it wasn't until February 21 this year, that confirmation of Chris's participation in the new film was received. In an interview with ESPN's podcast The Plug, Chris said, "It's definite. It’s happening. This is gonna be the one. The rush of all rushes." He added, "Jackie is ready and we want to do this so that people don’t ever forget it."
The last movie in the franchise, Rush Hour 3, was released in 2007 to largely negative reviews. It still managed to gross $258 million despite the poor reception but failed to match the $347 million grossed by its predecessor.
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