The franchise grossed £650m ($850 million) at the box office.

Police Story star, Jackie Chan has confirmed that Rush Hour 4 is on the verge of happening, but on the one condition that his former co-star Chris Tucker needs to agree to sign on to the project alongside him

Jackie Chan was asked by Power 106’s The Cruz Show, whether he intends to make the long-awaited fourth film.

Jackie Chan said, “For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script after script but yesterday, we just agreed.” He added “The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft and next year, [we’ll] probably start. If… Chris Tucker agrees.

The Rush Hour films which were all directed by Brett Ratner which follow a pair of police detectives and the series of misadventures they find themselves embroiled in.

The first film, Chan plays loyal and dedicated Hong Kong detective inspector Lee, who’s teamed up with Tucker’s loudmouth LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul’s kidnapped daughter. The first film was so successful it spurned two more sequels which were released in 2001 and 2007. In total, the franchise grossed £650m ($850 million) at the box office.

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While Chan appeared excited to reprise his part in the film, the 63-year-old actor said he wants to explore more serious and challenging roles.

“For the last seven years all the scripts from the [United] States [are set] in Hong Kong police, Hong Kong CIA, I wanted something different, and finally I received a script called Foreigner. It’s different, it’s no action comedy.”

“It’s about heart.

Host J Cruz asked, “Were you worried about being typecasted?”

“Yes, because action star life [is] very short. Actors who don’t have to perform martial arts in every role, “like Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, they act forever.”

The Chan actor added that his age has a lot to do with this.

“I’m getting old, I cannot fight anymore. I cannot do any more stunts,”

The Foreigner will be released on 13 October 2017.

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