The third and final Rush Hour movie was released in 2007. Now, however, star Jackie Chan has revealed that discussions have started regarding Rush Hour 4.
As revealed via Deadline, Jackie Chan shared this exciting detail while appearing at the Red Sea Film Festival. He was speaking with fans when he revealed, “We’re talking about part 4 right now.”
Obviously this is an exciting update for those who were unsure if Rush Hour 4 would ever happen. Luckily, however, it seems like these discussions are moving ahead quite nicely. Jackie Chan added that he plans to meet with the film’s director and discuss the script for the project.
The fact that there is a director already attached is also a good sign. Although Jackie Chan didn’t name who this director was, one might assume it’s Brett Ratner. He previously directed all three original Rush Hour films.
Of course, as Deadline notes, “Ratner hasn’t directed a film since 2014. In November 2017, seven women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment and misconduct.” They add that this caused “Warner Bros. to sever all ties with the producer-director with whom they had a lucrative deal.” As such, it’s possible that the director could be someone other than Brett Ratner all the same.
The first Rush Hour film was released in 1998. It starred both Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker as they pair up to solve a spree of crimes. The two stars returned for both Rush Hour sequels. With the two closely tied to the franchise, fans have been hoping for a fourth film with both of them ever since. The latest addition to the franchise was a 2016 television series which took place in its own continuity with a plot only based on the original film.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for updates on the potential Rush Hour 4 film as we have them. It certainly sounds as though everything is moving in a positive direction.