Jackie Chan hopes to shoot 'Rush Hour 4' in 2018

Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan in "Rush Hour" (1998). (New Line Cinema Productions, Inc.)

Jackie Chan is hoping to film the fourth installment of the "Rush Hour" franchise in 2018.

The "Shanghai Noon" star last teamed up with co-star Chris Tucker for "Rush Hour 3" in 2007, and both actors have been asked about the possibility of another sequel in the buddy cop action comedy franchise in recent years.

In 2015, Tucker revealed that he was meeting Chan to come up with ideas for a follow-up, and the 63-year-old confirmed during a radio interview with Power 106's "The Cruz Show" on Thursday that the script is in a good place and he hopes Tucker will be able to shoot next year.

"For the last seven years, we've been turning down the script, turning down the script. Yesterday, we just agreed," he said. "The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft and next year, (we'll) probably start. I hope. If Chris Tucker agrees."

Chan insisted that the delay had nothing to do with money, but simply a case of trying to get both their schedules in line.

"It's not about money! It's about (having the) time to make (it)," he explained. "Otherwise, 'Rush Hour 4,' we're all old men. I tell Chris Tucker, 'Before we get old, please do the "Rush Hour 4."'"

During the chat, Chan also revealed that it is unlikely a sequel to the 2010 reboot of "The Karate Kid" will go ahead. The sequel was announced in 2014, with Chan, Jaden Smith and Taraji P. Henson set to reprise their roles, but Chan doesn't think it will work as Smith is now 19.

"There was supposed to be a 'Karate Kid 2' but the script isn't right," he added. "Several years later, they want to do it and I say, 'You still want to do "Karate Kid"? No, (we're now) Karate Men.' Jaden (is) taller than me now!"

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