Rush Hour 4 in the works

News Glen Chapman 31 Jul 2012 - 06:59
Rush Hour 3 - the threequel nobody wanted?

The producer of the Rush Hour films has got another one planned. Brett Ratner not necessarily included...

Now here's a sequel we've never heard a single human being ask about. It seems that Rush Hour 4 might just be on the cards. Crikey.

It has been five years since Rush Hour 3, but Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan are apparently keen to return. And the film's producer,  Arthur Sarkissian, has been talking about the plans to reunite them. "I'm trying to do it closer to how I did Rush Hour 1, more down to earth", he revealed. "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.".

He also spoke about the prospect of director Brett Ratner returning: "He's more than welcome to do it, but he's got to do it in the right way."

Er, we're not sure what to say to that.

He also spoke of his admiration for Fast Five and his desire to take inspiration from the film: "They kept the characters, they took them and they put them in a whole different world. They put them in the world of a heist movie and it worked... Maybe Chris is now married. Maybe Jackie is married to Octavia Spencer. I don't know. Married to Chris' cousin. They live in Shanghai. Chris goes out to visit them... I want something energetic."

More on Rush Hour 4 when we get it.

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Chris Tucker's brand of humor has been outdated since 2002 and Jackie Chan is just too old for this...

I've always got time for more Rush Hour. They're guilty pleasures, not films I follow before their release or even youtube trailers for, but I've never failed to have some fun watching them. I've never really thought comedy had a shelf life and the outtakes alone make the films worth the cost of entry.

Maybe it's going to be a way of introducing new leads to take over from Chris and Jackie, could be interesting if it does go that way

Kill it, oh god just kill it. Chris Tucker has to be the most annoying person in the world, also no American movie company is going to let Jackie Chan do any of the Crazy stunts he is famous for as they just wont cover the liability for it. How does Chris Tucker keep getting work???

"More gritty... make it real like the first one was."

Erm... what film was he watching? Gritty and real are not words I would associate with the Rush Hour films. I'd suggest taking his ideas and creating a while new film for JC with a different actor to star alongside him. Get away from the Rush Hour brand and create an entirely new film :-)

If he wants to capitalise on the Rush Hour name, then simply adverts can simply say "from the makers of Rush Hour"

Can we have 'Shanghai Dawn' instead please?

My only response to this is *ahem* "Hehehe".

The reason they go back to the well so often is because there are always those that are willing to make excuses for them to do so. As evidenced by this comment section. When people realize they aren't required to protect the honor and integrity of their favorite mass media product or personality out of misguided loyalty (that is never rewarded) that will be the day Hollywood is forced to stop regurgitating the same tired ideas. But, as long as you guys and gals say things like "it could be good" or "they want to try it in a different, fresh way, so..." the Suits will continue to provide mediocre rehashed ideas for your consumption. I'll be patient until then. The rest of you that are "willing to give it a try" (even though 3 previous films tell you exactly what you're getting) continue to enjoy and be satisfied. ;)

I liked Rush Hour one and two, because I am a big Jackie Chan fan. (Shanghai noon was a much better franchise) but Jackie is 55 now and just doesnt have the ability he had in his 30s. There was no humor in Rush Hour 3, it was a sad film that reminded me (and made me miss) the Jackie Chan of Drunken Master and even Rush Hour. (did i say
Shanghai noon was a much better franchise) I wish Jackie Chan well but I cant say I will watch (unless I hear differently)

Another day, another sequel Hollywood annouces to a franchise nobody even talks about.
Seriously, Rush Hour? Can't they just kill this franchise? The same with Men In Black? Just kill them. Kill them. Who wants to a third sequel to Rush Hour?
Are Tucker and Chan that desperate for work?

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