Indeed there have been developments over the last several years or so regarding the long-gestating development of Rush Hour 4, among other titles. Various interviews and trade blubs have surfaced to substantiate this, although it appears that more local mediums will need further scruitny with word from action star Jackie Chan’s own people pertaining to recent false rumors of forthcoming casting and auditions for the film, as well as a sequel to Harald Zwart’s The Karate Kid which had actor Jaden Smith set to recur.
Well, this just got a little more interesting. Sure, some folks have their opinions regarding whether or not the 1998 action comedy, Rush Hour should get a television reboot as planned since its announcement last September for Warner Bros. TV. Nonetheless, CBS has itself quite the series going for itself and it will be intriguing to see how well the cast of this series will bode with home audiences.
As such, you can officially add martial artist and actor Jon Foo to the list, as he’s just been cast to play the role of stoic Hong Kong Inspector Lee who reluctantly befriends cocky LAPD detective James Carter during their misadventures while solving crimes; Characters Lee and Carter were previously portrayed respectively by action cinema legend Jackie Chan and actor and comedian Chris Tucker in the Brett Ratner-directed trilogy through 2007. Foo is best known for his role in a number of recent martial arts titles, including actor and director Stephen Fung’s House Of Fury, as well as appearing opposite Tony Jaa in Tom Yum Goong, followed by Dwight H. Little’s 2010 Namco/Bandai video game adaptation, Tekken, and in 2013 with actor Dominic Purcell in the fantasy epic, Vikingdom and Tony Giglio’s Crackle Exclusive, Extraction.
Executive producers and showrunners Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick will be joined by Ratner, as well as producer Arthur Sarkissian with National Treasure franchise helmer Jon Turtletaub tapped to direct the pilot of the hour-long series which was ordered back in January.
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A lot of time has been spent going back and forth with the prospects of a fourth addition to the current Rush Hour trilogy. Quite frankly it’s confusing, but it looks like Warner Bros. is ready to take the franchise in a new direction with the production of a new one-hour action series, according to Deadline.
Executive producers and showrunners Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick are expected to stay true to the original film in writing the series, with Hong Kong Chief Inspector Lee and Los Angeles Detective Carter (initally played respectively by Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker), who become reluctant partners on a series of crime-solving misadventures. Hercules helmer Brett Ratner who directed all three successful films between 1998 and 2007, is also joining the series to executive produce with Arthur Sarkissian.
Stay tuned for more info.