Many know Jackie Chan to be an actor, film-maker, martial artist and stuntman.
In fact, the 68-year-old Hong Kong actor has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films.
This includes the Rush Hour franchise, which featured Chan as a top Hong Kong inspector and comedian Chris Tucker as a LAPD officer who team up to solve international crimes.
Both Chan and Tucker starred in Rush Hour (1998), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007).
If you hadn’t already guessed from the title of this article, fans of the franchise can now expect Rush Hour 4.
Rush Hour 4 in the works
While at the Red Sea International Film Festival located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Chan revealed that a Rush Hour 4 was in the works.
“We’re talking about part 4 right now,” he told the festival crowd.
He also said that he was going to meet the film’s director that same evening to discuss the script.
However, Chan did not reveal who the director of the upcoming film would be.
Lest you’re unaware, American filmmaker Brett Ratner had directed Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3.
However, Ratner hasn’t directed a film since 2014, after several women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused the filmmaker of sexual assault and misconduct.
As a result, Warner Bros. severed all ties with the producer-director.
Expected Rush Hour to perform poorly
At the film festival, Chan also revealed that he had expected the original Rush Hour to perform poorly at the box office and had planned to leave Hollywood for good.
He said, “I tried so many times to go to Hollywood, but after that, I said no more Hollywood because my English is not good, they’re not my culture, they don’t like this kind of action.”
However, Rush Hour grossed $244 million (~S$330 million) worldwide, thus propelling Chan to become an English-language action star.
After the release of the film, Ratner and Tucker called Chan and said, “Dude we’re a huge success. We’re 70 million in the first weekend.”
Chan said, “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.”
Its sequels were also successful: Rush Hour 2 grossed in $347.3 million (~S$470 million) and Rush Hour 3 grossed $258 million (~S$349 million).
Despite the success of his action films, Chan said that he has plans to make “less action stories, more love stories” in the future.
In addition, he is preparing a project described as a drama film “made for women” which he hopes fans can enjoy soon.
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