Jackie Chan made a rare onstage appearance at the Red Sea Film Festival Thursday, telling fans he is currently in talks to stage a fourth show. rush hour Movie.
“We are talking about the fourth part now,” he told the festival crowd, adding that he will meet with the film’s director this evening to discuss the script. He did not specify the said director, but American director Brett Ratner directed the previous three versions.
Ratner has not directed a film since 2014. In November 2017, seven women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused the director of sexual harassment and misconduct, causing Warner Bros. to sever all ties with the producer and director they made was a deal. profitable.
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 brash LAPD officer to solve a series of international crimes.
the original rush hour It grossed $244 million worldwide for New Line Cinema and cemented Hong Kong-born Chan as an English-language action star. However, Chan said he expected the film to explode at the box office, and was planning to leave Hollywood permanently due to the lack of interesting roles he was receiving.
He said, “I tried so many times to go Hollywood, but then, I didn’t say more Hollywood to him because my English isn’t good, it’s not my culture, and they don’t like that kind of action.”
Chan said he had only received scripts about East Asian detectives in America, but was eager to expand his creative endeavors when writing the script for rush hour Pass by his desk.
Look, my boss said, there’s a script, and it’s been labeled rush hour. I said no, Hong Kong police? I will not do that. Jackie, why don’t you try again? Well, I said, this is the last time.
After the first film was released, Chan said he got a phone call from Ratner and Tucker, who said, “Dude, we’re doing great. We’re 70 million in the first weekend.”
“For me, I don’t have a number of 70 million. I don’t know the box office. I just know it’s definitely a hit. Then they did Part 2 and Part 3.”
Later during the keynote, Chan talked about his start in the film industry as a stunt man for Bruce Lee, whom he said he admired on set. Fist of fury He frequently throws him in overtime shifts so he can score extra paychecks from productions.
Chan also told the audience that 2022 marks his 60th anniversary in the film business.
However, despite his long and successful career as an action star, Chan told the festival audience that he plans to make “less sexy stories, more love stories” in the future and is currently preparing a project he describes as a “drama film for women”.
“I hope it will be released very soon,” he told the audience. “It’s a dramatic movie. And it’s made for women. I hope you see that one day.”
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