Producer Arthur Sarkissian has confirmed that Rush Hour 4 is currently in development, with original stars Chan and Chris Tucker actively involved – though to put it in the proper perspective, the project appears to be in the very early stages.
The first Rush Hour was made in 1998 with a budget of $33,000,000 and grossed $244,386,864 Worldwide. Second part was made 2 years later and grossed $347,325,802 with a budget of $90,000,000. In 2007 producers decided to repeat their success and released Rush Hour 3 which grossed only $139,885,001 with a budget $140,000,000.
“I am working on ‘Rush Hour 4′ right now with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan,” said Sarkissian, speaking with Crave Online following a TCA panel for his new CBS show “Vegas.” “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.”
“Maybe Chris is now married, maybe Jackie is married to Octavia Spencer, I don’t know,” he said, while making sure to note that at this point Spencer has absolutely zero involvement with the project. “Married to Chris’s cousin, they live in Shanghai, Chris goes out to visit them. I don’t know, I want something energetic.”
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