New Line Cinema has officially greenlit Rush Hour 3 with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan signed on to star and Brett Ratner set to direct
After some "controversies", New Line Cinema finally okays the production of the highly anticipated "Rush Hour 3". New Line Production President Toby Emmerich announced May 4th, 2006 that the film would start production this fall with a 2007 release date being eyed.
In the meantime, fellow actors Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan will both star in, reprising their role as LAPD detective James Carter and Chinese Chief Inspector Lee which will feature the action comedy duo traveling to Paris to battle a wing of the Chinese organized crime family, the Triads.
"Rush Hour 3", which is of comedy action thriller genre, will be directed by Brett Ratner. Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay, while Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Arthur M. Sarkissian, and Jay Stern are all producing.