And next up on the list of Hollywood reboots we didn’t ask for is the Rush Hour TV series. I wish I were kidding, but I’m not.
Thankfully, they decided not to work on a Beverly Hills Cop spinoff which would’ve been done without Eddie Murphy. On the other hand, they decided to press forward with this Rush Hour spinoff and landed franchise director Brett Ratner as executive producer. Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence is co-writer and executive producer for the series that WILL NOT feature Chris Tucker or Jackie Chan.
Yeah, you kinda of had hope that this would be decent for a split second, didn’t you? Well, sorry to ruin your morning. I’ll be honest with you, I would’ve loved a Rush Hour TV show if and only if they had Tucker and Chan on board.
What’s more, Bill Lawrence has absolutely zero experience with action sequences. I’ll give him a pass on the humor side of things since he wrote Scrubs, but Rush Hour isn’t just about the jokes.
Word of the series spread like wildfire last year, but since the show airs on CBS later this month we figured now would be a good time to rant about it. The plot will align very closely with the first movie and that blonde-haired Juntao will also make an appearance, though he’s forgone the shaved head look for a Zayn Malik coif since Pharrell stole his look.
Meanwhile, Rush Hour 4 is rumored to be in the works with Chris Tucker and possibly Jackie Chan, who said he’ll only sign on if the script is good. Ratner’s involvement in the possibly fourth film has yet to be determined, but if the TV show flops you can bet your ass he’ll sign up for Rush Hour 4.
Anyway, Jon Foo (Street Fighter: Legacy) will be playing Detective Lee and Justin Hires (21 Jump Street) will be playing Detective Carter.
So, what do you think about the TV reboot? The trailer didn’t exactly do it for me and I’m not keen on a series without Tucker or Chan. How do you feel about it?
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