With reports circulating once again that Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are gearing up for the long-rumoured Rush Hour 4, Chan’s representatives have released an official statement denying his involvement with both that project and a follow-up to
“We have noticed that false information that Mr. Chan would act in the motion pictures Rush Hour 4 and The Karate Kid 2 is spreading through multiple social media platforms, and that certain apparently infringing parties have misappropriated the personal WeChat and email accounts of Mr. Esmond Ren, a motion picture industry professional, to release false information concerning the hiring of the crew, casting, audition and other matters in connection with the pictures Rush Hour 4 and The Karate 2.
“With respect to the above information, on behalf of Mr. Chan, we hereby declare that any and all such information, as spread by such infringer relating to Mr. Chan providing or about to provide acting services in the motion pictures Rush Hour 4 and/or The Karate Kid 2 is false; any relevant information released by any infringer through appropriating the personal WeChat and email accounts of Mr. Esmond Ren is false, and Mr. Chan does not have anything to do with such released information or the content thereof.”
Both Chan and co-star Tucker have previously indicated on several occasions that Rush Hour 4 is still a possibility, although the likelihood of the project presumably took a hit last year with the sexual misconduct allegations aimed at director Brett Ratner. Since then, it’s been reported that a female-fronted reboot is being considered, although this is yet to be confirmed.