Bringing to the screens the iconic duo of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 4 is said to be released next year at the earliest.
Speaking on the Winging it podcast, Chris Tucker has confirmed that the long-held fourth installment of the Rush Hour series is in the works.
“We’re working on a few things on the script right now, so we’re trying to get into production. But we’re working on it and trying to get it going.”
Asked whether it was the demand of the studio or the eagerness of the actors that have led to Rush Hour 4, here’s what Tucker had to say.
“Jackie Chan wants to do it, I want to do it, [the] studio wants to do it, so we’re trying to get it together.”
Revolving around two mismatched partners – Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and Agent Carter (Chris Tucker) – Rush Hour series involves the iconic duo going on a series of misadventures while trying to fight criminals in Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Starting from the first Rush Hour movie in 1998, the comic movie introduced Jackie Chan to American audiences who had seen him perform action roles in the past but weren’t aware of his comic skills.
The first installment was a smash hit on the Box Office, considering the fact that it was able to gross $33 million despite being modestly budgeted.
As a result, both Chan and Tucker joined their forces once again for Rush Hour 2, which proved to be an even bigger hit than its predecessor – grossing $90 billion on worldwide Box Office.
Last time Tucker and Chan reunited was in 2007 for Rush Hour 3, and the movie was able to hit the $140 million mark while also performing brilliantly on Blu-ray and DVD sales.