Jackie Chan says Rush Hour 4 is on, remembers fight with Bruce Lee: ‘I wanted him to beat me again’

Jackie Chan revealed that he is in talks for ‘Rush Hour 4’.

The legendary martial arts star made the announcement at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he talked about his upcoming projects and 60-year film career to a crowd of adoring fans who regularly interrupted conversations to shout. questions, congratulate him on his honorary Oscar and ask him to sing. (He was happy to oblige with a snappy “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” explaining that he learned to sing so he could do something for his fans that didn’t involve fighting moves.)

Chan has spoken of his humble beginnings, earning 80 cents a day as a businessman. In this capacity, he first met Bruce Lee when, during an organized fight, the star beat him. Chan says Lee was shocked, and Chan manipulated his injury to get sympathy. “As a stuntman, you can get beaten up every day,” Chan said. “It doesn’t matter. I pretend I’m hurt and then he comes to help me. ‘I’m sorry.’ He says. All day and all night, every time I turn around, he sees me looking if I’m okay. I wanted him to hit me again.” Chan got extra work as a result.

When Li died, Chan recalled how he had been groomed as his successor. “I said, ‘I’m not Bruce Lee. So, if Bruce kicks high; I kick low. Bruce fights like this. I’m doing it the other way around. This is Jackie Chan. I’m just doing myself.” Going to Hollywood, they asked him to slow down his fighting style. “Like Clint Eastwood – Boom – Make my day! It’s so easy.” Lots of talking would sit on his feet and show off his moves, his fighting style and boom with irrepressible force as he acted out the story. Despite the fact that his first forays into Hollywood weren’t successful, the audience’s cheers confirmed Chan as a global superstar.

What has become “Jackie Chan style” is characterized by a mixture of action and comedy. He said, “You can’t create more action because what? Punching? Kicking? Those kinds of things… boring. That’s why I use comedy slowly with action and all the props around me, and after I can’t use any more, I do stunts.” Serious. Leaps high. Believe it or not, this year is my 60th year in the film industry.”

Chan speaks with extraordinary enthusiasm and tenderness. He’s the king of the unassuming grit: detailing how he dominated cinema in Hong Kong, then Japan and finally Hollywood with Rush Hour, and who finally let his frantic style work, pairing him with Chris Tucker. He originally thought the movie would flop, but, “I got a phone call. Brett Ratner and Chris Tucker called me from New York. They’re crazy. We were $70 million in the first weekend. As for me, I don’t know how to calculate.” But he adds to the cheers: “We’re talking about ‘Rush Hour 4’ right now.”

When it comes to the secret of his popularity and success, Chan insists that this is how he controls his films on every level. “There are a lot of good action stars. My actions are better than some other people’s, not because I’m really good, but because I write a suitable script for myself. I can use the camera angle to improve my work. At night, I go home and adjust myself and use these kinds of things to improve my work” .

Chan has a number of new projects maturing, to add to his 150 – 300 tally, Chan is quick to patch up the medium, if you include his stunt work. He pleaded with his audience to go to theatres, not pirate movies. He also talked about playing the role of a doctor in “Never Let the Rain Stop,” a new project that will be launched in Saudi Arabia, to enthusiastic cheers from the local audience. He lists a series of scripts he wants to do, one of which involves only Chan and a bird; Another features Chan playing a grandfather who takes care of a panda. Who wouldn’t want to see that?

Chan is still full of new ideas and ambition. He said, “In the old days we used to go out to party, but now my ambition is to become the good Jackie Chan.” He concluded by promising to make less thrillers and more love films, before erupting to a sound of applause and cheers.


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