Jackie Chan took to the stage at the Red Sea Film Festival on Thursday, where he told fans he is currently in talks to make a fourth film. Rush hour movie.
“We’re talking part 4 now,” he told the festival audience, adding that he would meet the film’s director tonight to discuss the script. He did not name the director, but American filmmaker Brett Ratner directed all three earlier versions.
Ratner has not directed a film since 2014. In November 2017, seven women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment and misconduct, resulting in Warner Bros. had a lucrative deal.
Chan starred in three Rush hour films between 1998 and 2007 alongside comedian and actor Chris Tucker. The franchise follows a Hong Kong detective inspector who forms an unlikely relationship with a rowdy LAPD officer to solve a series of international crimes.
The original Rush hour grossed $244 million worldwide for New Line Cinema and cemented Hong Kong-born Chan as an English-language action star. However, Chan said that he expected the film to bomb at the box office, and that he intended to leave Hollywood for good due to the lack of interesting roles he had received.
“I tried so many times to go to Hollywood, but after that I said no more Hollywood because my English is not good, they are not my culture, they do not like this kind of action,” he said.
Chan said he only received scripts about East Asian detectives in America, but was eager to expand his creative efforts when the script for Rush hour passed his desk.
“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 it last time. I said okay, this is the last time.”
After the first movie was released, Chan said he got a call from Ratner and Tucker, who said, ‘Dude, we’re a huge success. We are 70 million in the first weekend.”
“For me, I have no idea what 70 million is. I don’t know the cash register. I just know it’s definitely a success. And then they made part 2 and part 3,” he added.
Later during the keynote, Chan talked about his start in the movie business as a stuntman for Bruce Lee, who he said he liked on the set of Fist of anger and often put him in overtime so he could clock extra pay from production.
Chan also told the audience that 2022 marks his 60th birthday in the world of cinema.
However, despite his long and successful career as an action star, Chan told festival audiences that he plans to make “less action stories, more love stories” in the future. film for women.”
“I hope it can be released here very soon,” he told the audience. “It’s a drama movie. And it’s made for women. I hope you can see it one day.