The third installment of hit comedy franchise Rush Hour is set to go into
production, after comedian Chris Tucker finally decided to sign up to make a
Tucker, who has made only Rush Hour films since 1998, was expected to sign
a two-picture $40 million (GBP21 million) contract with NEW LINE yesterday
Now that Tucker has agreed to return, co-star Jackie Chan will pick up
almost $20 million (GBP10.5 million) for starring in the movie, while director
Brett Ratner will pick up a cool $7.5 million (GBP3.9 million) for taking the
While everybody else had already signed to appear in RUSH HOUR 3, Tucker
took considerably more time before making a decision.
The movie is expected to go into production in Los Angeles and Paris later
in the year (05) for a summer 2006 release.