Here the producer explains where he wants to see the next film to go.
"I'm trying to do it closer to how I did Rush Hour 1. More down to earth. More gritty. Introduce two new characters and make it real the way the first one was. I personally was not happy with the third one. I thought 1 and 2 were very good. I think 3 got out of hand a little bit. It's not a matter of just bringing them back to do another segment of that or a sequel to it by putting them in another city and having them bicker. I don't want that. I want something new. Maybe younger, maybe Chris is now married, maybe Jackie is married to Octavia Spencer, I don't know. Married to Chris's cousin, they live in Shanghai, Chris goes out to visit them. I don't know, I want something energetic.
The producer also goes on to speak about Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker's chemistry in the first two films.
"What was great about Rush Hour 1 and 2 mostly was the relationship of these two and it came out of nowhere. It was just very real. We didn't build it, we didn't write it. It just happened. I think the action will be there but it has to be molded to fit him today and not forced into stuff that he won't do."
Director Brett Ratner has not signed on for the project yet, but the producer is keeping the door open for him.
"He's more than welcome to do it, but he's got to do it in the right way."
Arthur M. Sarkissian is currently working as the executive producer of Vegas at CBS.
No production details have been released for this project.