“Nowadays, you need a middleman to push things; in the old days, we didn’t need a push from a middleman,” Jackie Chan
said comparing the difficulties in getting together with a star like Jet Li and synching schedules with Chris Tucker.
“It’s like two days ago when Chris Tucker called me. We sat down and decided we want to do another movie. Not a ‘Rush Hour’ — something new.”
“I said yes, and after I shook
[Tucker’s] hand, I said: ‘Look, we need a middleman. I don’t want to shake hands, then I go back to Hong Kong and you stay here, I get busy and you get busy,’ ”
he recalled. “You have to have somebody in the middle to follow up, otherwise it will never happen.
“We’ve just agreed to do it,”
he added. “Now we’re looking for the writer.”
Chan says the film doesn’t have a title, and he didn’t reveal whether director Brett Ratner would return. Previously, Ratner would have served as such a “middleman” between the two stars — though maybe not as effectively as Chan would’ve liked. “We finished ‘Rush Hour 1,’ and it was six years later that we made ‘Rush Hour 2,’ ” he said, “and then six years later we made ‘Rush Hour 3.’ It’s too long!”
Source: MTV Movies Blog
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