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Ready For Rush Hour 4?
Producer Arthur Sarkissian is...

31 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Crave Online

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Ready For Rush Hour 4?

To be honest, the Rush Hour franchise wasn’t exactly on the top of the list of film series we were desperate to see more of. Sure, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker made a fun combo at times, but the law of diminishing returns really seemed to kick in with the third movie. But producer Arthur Sarkissian appears undaunted by all that, telling Crave Online that he’s putting the pieces together for a fourth movie.

“I am working on it right now with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan,” Sarkissian said. “I’m trying to do it closer to how I did Rush Hour 1, more down to earth, 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.”

There is no writer involved yet, and Sarkissian was coy when the subject of director Brett Ratner came up, as it appears the producer is not quite so keen on the idea of him coming back unless he toes the line: “If he wants to do it he’s more than welcome to do it but he’s got to do it in the right way.”

So we don’t know what Tucker and Chan will be up to this time, assuming this actually comes together – Jackie was rather negative on the idea in May and Tucker is notoriously tough to nail down, but they have showed up for the last three, so if the deals and script are right, they might for this one. The question is, should they?

Oh, and Chan fans should check out this month’s issue of Empire, which features the living legend submitting to our Pint of Milk interview. You can subscribe, find it in all good newsagents and on both UK and US iPad editions… You might also want to check out our recent Jackie Chan podcast over here.


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L: sifter132 If I hear someone else mention the word gritty...grrrrr ritty More

Posted by waltham1979 at 16:51 on 07 August 2012 | Report This Post

If I hear someone else mention the word gritty...grrrrr More

Posted by sifter132 at 23:15 on 31 July 2012 | Report This Post

Meh. Rush Hour 4 would be the kind of movie you'd watch on a plane to waste up a few hours. The first one was good, I don't remember the other ones although I know I saw them. Bubblegum for the eyes; chew, spit out, forget. More

Posted by BenTramer at 20:16 on 31 July 2012 | Report This Post

Chris Tucker
Rush Hour made so much money that when they came to do Rush Hour 2, Chris Tucker had the brains to ask for a massive salary, knowing full well the amount of money he was generating for the film company. $20 million for RH2, then $25million for RH3. This made him highest paid actor in Hollywood at the time. See, he doesn't actually need to work, and he's also too damned expensive for most productions. More

Posted by ajaxpliskin at 15:56 on 31 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Ready For Rush Hour 4?
No. More

Posted by waltham1979 at 13:11 on 31 July 2012 | Report This Post

"more down to earth, more gritty" LOL, he doesnt have a clue. More

Posted by kumar at 11:53 on 31 July 2012 | Report This Post

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Tucker needs the money. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:11 on 31 July 2012 | Report This Post

I'd love to see another one. Chan and Tucker are all I care about, don't give a shit if Ratner doesn't direct. More

Posted by Whistler at 03:52 on 31 July 2012 | Report This Post

What exactly does Chris Tucker do now anyhow? More

Posted by thepluginbaby at 03:42 on 31 July 2012 | Report This Post


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