Stop us if you heard this one before; comedian Chris Tucker denies being involved in a new film. As we reported last week, along with numerous sites, a producer of the Rush Hour films franchise Arthur Sarkissian claimed that Tucker and Jackie Chan was all set to be in the new Rush Hour 4 film. Sarkissian told Crave Online;
“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,” he continued, “I thought 1 and 2 were very good. I think 3 got out of hand a little bit,” he said. “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.”
He also stated: “Maybe Chris is now married, maybe Jackie is married to Octavia Spencer, I don’t know, married to Chris’s cousin, they live in Shanghai, Chris goes out to visit them. I don’t know, I want something energetic.”
Now, all of that sounds great, but it looks like it was extremely premature. According to our sources, Tucker is not signed to Rush Hour 4, and as of this writing he’s not too interested. Maybe there is a bad offer on the table, or maybe Tucker wants to do something else. All we know for certain is that he is not signed on to do Rush Hour 4- yet.
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