It’s been over 10 years since Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker joined forces for the hit Rush Hour franchise, and according to Chan, the pair may be reuniting for a fourth installment.
The martial arts pro said scripts for both Karate Kid and Rush Hour sequels were lacking, but the latter’s latest draft has everyone excited.
“There was supposed to be a Karate Kid 2, but the script isn’t right. Several years later, they want to do it and I say, ‘You still want to do Karate Kid? No, Karate Men.‘ They’re taller than me now,” he shared on Power 106.
He added, “Rush Hour you can do any time … Next year! For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script. Yesterday, we just agreed. The script, probably at the end of this month, will have a second draft and next year, [we’ll] probably start.”
Unfortunately, Chan’s on-screen partner has yet to agree. Still, the film star is optimistic Tucker will say “yes” once his schedule allows.
“It’s not about money!” Chan assured. “It’s about [having the] time to make. Otherwise, Rush Hour 4 we’re all old men. I tell Chris Tucker, ‘Before we get old, please do Rush Hour 4.’”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.