The “Rush Hour” franchise is getting a reboot with a familiar twist; the leads of the famous buddy-cop series are set to be women this time around.
According to That Hashtag Show, STX Studios is quietly working on a remake of the famed film franchise, with actress Li Bingbing being offered the co-lead role originated by Jackie Chan. No other significant details have been reported as of yet.
Tim Chantarangsu, also known as Timothy DeLaGhetto, dropped a sick “Rush Hour” clapback during a rap freestyle battle on MTV’s “Wild ‘n Out” that would surely make Chris Tucker go “daaaaaaaaaaaaamn.”
Jackie Chan, who plays one half of the iconic duo in the “Rush Hour” film series, seemingly confirmed last year that “Rush Hour 4” was happening, but on one condition: if Chris Tucker, who plays LAPD Detective James Carter, is up for it.
Now, it seems like another “Rush Hour” movie will become a reality as Tucker reiterated his co-star’s words at a recent appearance on ESPN’s The Plug podcast.
‘Rush Hour’ Director Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Assault By Olivia Munn, Eri Sasaki, and Four Others
Olivia Munn and Eri Sasaki, along with Natasha Henstridge, Jamie Ray Newman, Katharine Towne, and Jornia King, have come forward with sexual assault allegations against “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner. The reports vary dramatically, from Ratner claiming to have “banged” Munn multiple times to forcing Henstridge to perform unwanted oral sex on him in his apartment.
According to the L.A. Times, Munn stated that she was visiting a friend on the set of “After the Sunset” in 2004 when she was asked to deliver a meal to Ratner’s supposedly empty trailer. When she entered, she quickly put his food on the table and turned to leave. To her surprise, she found Ratner in his trailer without any pants on, begging her to stay. “He walked out…with his belly sticking out, no pants on, shrimp cocktail in one hand and he was furiously masturbating in the other,” Munn recalled. “And before I literally could even figure out where to escape or where to look, he ejaculated.”
Willie Chan, the man responsible for discovering and ultimately managing Jackie Chan, has died at 76.
The Malaysian-born film producer and talent manager died in his sleep between Tuesday night and Wednesday night, according to Variety.
In a recent interview with Yahoo, Jackie Chan said that he initially thought his hit Hollywood movie “Rush Hour” was absolutely terrible.
“I tried to get in the American market a long time ago, after ‘Big Brawl’, ‘The Cannonball Run’, and ‘The Protector’, [but it didn’t] work,” he told Yahoo’s Role Recall. “Nobody knows who this little Chinese guy is, he speaks no English. I was disappointed. ‘No more American market, I speak no English’ [I said].”
Jackie Chan has announced that he is extremely eager to make “Rush Hour 4” — so much so, that if Chris Tucker doesn’t agree to it, he’ll kill off his character.
Chan joked about his potential plans for the movie on the Today show, wherein he discussed his upcoming release, “The Foreigner”.
That is, of course, if Chris Tucker is cool with it.