Belfast Telegraph

Next Rush Hour film to be 'gritty'

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker could be set for a big-screen reunion in Rush Hour 4.

Producer Arthur Sarkissian revealed that the fourth instalment, featuring the two stars, is already in the works, although a screenwriter and director are yet to be found.

"I am working on Rush Hour 4 right now with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. 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," he told

Arthur would like Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer to join the cast as a new character, adding: "Maybe Chris is now married, maybe Jackie is married to Octavia Spencer, I don't know. If it's good, script is good you'll get anybody," he said.

The producer admitted that the third film didn't meet his expectations.

"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," he explained.

"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."

Arthur is up for Brett Ratner to return to the director's chair for the fourth time: "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."


From Belfast Telegraph