Fans of the Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker cop/buddy franchise, "Rush Hour", may be gratified to learn that producer Arthur Sarkissian has told Craveonline that a fourth film is in development with the two stars attached.
"I'm trying to do it closer to how I did ‘Rush Hour 1’," Sarkissian explained. "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."
As to whether director Brett Ratner would return to helm the film, the producer says he is open to the notion, but that they would need to see eye to eye on their vision for the tone and story.
"He's more than welcome to do it but he's got to do it in the right way," Sarkissian said.
The design of the film that Sarkissian has in mind was inspired by the success of "Fast Five" in 2011.
"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."
We will keep you updated as details on the project emerge.
Source: Coming Soon
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