The Rush Hour movies were a success at the box office, and while the third earned significantly less than the sequel, talks of a fourth instalment which would reunite Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker have continued.
While Chan was recently quoted as saying that another movie was possible, Warner Bros. are instead rebooting the series for television. The plan is for the series to be an hour long action comedy, and they’ve drafted in some serious talent in the form of Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence to co-write and executive produce.
The director of each of the Rush Hour movies Brett Ratner (who recently helmed the Hercules movie which starred Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) is also set to serve as an executive producer with Arthur Sarkissian.
Showrunner Blake McCormick penned the pilot with Lawrence and the series is expected to stick closely to the original Rush Hour movie which a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with a cocky black LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.
With a fourth movie not in the works at Warner Bros., bringing Rush Hour to the small screen could be a smart move. It’s obviously early days, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on how this one comes together.