Jackie Chan Confirms 'Rush Hour 4' Is in the Works
We still got a little bit left
Published Dec 08, 2022Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd know that the late '90s and early aughts are fully en vogue right now, making it the perfect time to give the Rush Hour film franchise a reboot — at least according to the series' Chief Inspector Lee himself, a.k.a. Jackie Chan (who once previously denied any and all involvement in such a project).
"We're talking about part 4 right now," Chan revealed at the Red Sea Film Festival in Saudi Arabia, as per Deadline's reporting. The actor did not share further details, including whether or not co-star Chris Tucker was involved, but added that he would meet with the director today to discuss the script.
He failed to mention who would direct, so it remains unclear if Brett Ratner — who directed all three films so far — would be at the helm. During the height of the #MeToo movement, Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge and several more women accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment and misconduct, and he hasn't directed a movie since.
During the film festival appearance, Chan also reflected on the original film, sharing that he never thought it would make any money, let alone inspire two sequels.
"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," he said. "My manager said look, there's a script, and it's called Rush Hour."
He added: "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," and the rest is history.