Earlier this year actor Chris Tucker took to press to confirm he and ‘Rush Hour’ co-star Jackie Chan were both interested in creating a fourth installment to the successful buddy cop comedy. Rumors the film was in production were only heightened when Chris took to Instagram with Chan to show off a photo showing the two holding up four fingers (which suggested to some the movie was on the way).
When some outlets began reporting the speculation as fact, however, the 65-year-old karate master opted to issue a chop to the hoopla by to rendering a statement to deny any reports the project is in the works.
Read it inside:
“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 Rend, 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 Kid 2,” the statement, released on Chan’s official website, read.
The statement concluded by saying:
“With respect to the above information, on behalf of Mr. Chan, we hereby declare that any and all such information, as spread by such infringers, relating to Mr. Chan providing or about to provide acting services in the motion pictures Rush Hour 4 and The Karate Kid 2 is false.”