Producer Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour 1-3) has confirmed that Rush Hour 4 is currently in early stages of development with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. So far, there’s no word if Brett Ratner will return to the director’s chair, but the producer is aiming for a new direction.
According to Crave Online, Sarkissian mentions: “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.”
Updates: THR has an interview with Jackie Chan where the action star reveals why he turned down The Expendables 2 and why he dislikes the Rush Hour movies.