On Thursday, legendary martial arts superstar Jackie Chan graced the Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, revealing that he is currently in talks to make a fourth Rush Hour movie.
“We’re talking about part four right now,” Chan announced on stage during his presentation, as reported by Today. Chan was a keynote speaker at the festival, discussing his upcoming projects and 60-year film career.
Chan added that he is set to meet the movie’s director that Thursday night. According to Deadline, he did not name the director; however, American filmmaker Brett Ratner directed all three previous versions of the film.
The action-comedy film franchise paired Chan and comedian Chris Tucker as a Hong Kong detective and an LAPD officer who form an unlikely bond as they set out to solve a series of international crimes.
The first Rush Hour film earned over $244 million at the global box office, and catapulted Chan into worldwide stardom, though he told the crowd that he didn’t believe the movie would have any success.
Chan said that after the movie’s release, he received a call from Ratner and Tucker, who excitedly told him the film made $70 million in its first weekend.
“For me, I don’t have a count of what 70 million is. I don’t know the box office. I just know it’s certainly a success. And then they made part 2 and part 3,” Chan said.
According to Variety, Chan did not confirm if Chris Tucker would reprise his role as LAPD Detective James Carter in the upcoming film.
In 2018, Tucker talked about the project on ESPN’s The Plug podcast, saying: “It’s happening. This is gonna be the rush of all rushes. Jackie is ready and we want to do this so that people don’t ever forget it.”
Before Chan’s confirmation on Thursday, rumors had swirled around the Rush Hour franchise for over a decade, with reports of a female-led reboot emerging in 2019, as reported by ScreenRant.
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