Jackie Chan announced that another “Rush Hour” movie is in the works. 

The 68-year-old Hong Kong actor revealed that he was in talks for a fourth installment of the buddy action comedy franchise during an on-stage appearance at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

“We’re talking about ‘Rush Hour 4’ right now,” he told the crowd on Thursday, according to Deadline.

Jackie Chan confirmed that he is in talks for “Rush Hour 4.”
(Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for The Red Sea International Film Festival)

The martial arts legend added that he was meeting to discuss the script with the film’s director that evening, though he didn’t identify the director by name, per the outlet.


Brett Ratner directed all three previous installments of the “Rush Hour” franchise, which featured Chan as a top Hong Kong inspector and Chris Tucker as a wisecracking LAPD officer who team up to solve international crimes. The duo starred together in 1998’s “Rush Hour” and its two sequels “Rush Hour 2” (2001) and “Rush Hour 3” (2007).

The last film that Ratner directed was 2014’s “Hercules.” In 2017, Warner Bros. announced that it had severed ties with the filmmaker after six women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused him of sexual assault and harassment.

During his appearance at the film festival, Chan recalled that he thought “Rush Hour” would bomb at the box office and he had planned to leave Hollywood behind.

Chan and Chris Tucker starred as a pair of mismatched detectives who team up to solve international crimes in the hit franchise.

Chan and Chris Tucker starred as a pair of mismatched detectives who team up to solve international crimes in the hit franchise.
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“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,” he told the crowd.

The “Rumble in the Bronx” star explained that he was initially reluctant to take on the project.

“My manager said look, there’s a script, and it’s called ‘Rush Hour.’ I said, ‘No, Hong Kong police? I’m not going to do it.’ He said ‘Jackie, why don’t you try last time. I said OK, this is the last time.’”


Chan told the crowd that he expected "Rush Hour" would be a box office bomb.

Chan told the crowd that he expected “Rush Hour” would be a box office bomb.
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Chan went on to say that he received a call from Ratner and Tucker after the movie was released. They told him, “Dude, we’re a huge success. We’re 70 million in the first weekend.”

“For me, I don’t have a count of what 70 million is,” Chan said. “I don’t know the box office. I just know it’s certainly a success.”


He added, “And then they made part 2 and part 3.”

“Rush Hour” became a major box office hit, grossing $244 million worldwide. The movie’s two sequels were also global commercial successes with “Rush Hour 2” raking in $347.3 million and “Rush Hour 3” taking home $258 million.

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