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Despite many movie fans denouncing any kind of remake, reboot or spinoff, the Rush Hour franchise is being revived in the shape of a spinoff TV series. Many shuddered when the small screen reboot was announced last year, as the news arrived during a season where it seemed as if every other day a random movie was plucked from history and placed in the reboot pile. This attempt at resurrecting a perfectly-fine-dead property does possess a winning factor, however, in producer Bill Lawrence.
Known as the creator of cult series’ Scrubs and Cougar Town, Lawrence jumped aboard the project with his Doozer Productions banner in tow to oversee the show. This updated version of Rush Hour will share a similar premise with the original trilogy of movies, but with a modern edge. Also tackling the writing duties on the one-hour series, Lawrence has begun the process of inking out the »
- Gem Seddon
Back in September, we reported that Rush Hour director Brett Ratner is teaming up with Cougar Town creators Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick for a TV show based on the hit movie franchise. Just a few weeks later, the project received a pilot commitment from CBS, although we haven't heard much more about the potential series since then. While promoting his new NBC comedy Undateable, Bill Lawrence revealed that the series will revolve around the same characters as the movie franchise, Detective Carter (Chris Tucker), an L.A. cop, and Lee (Jackie Chan) a Hong Kong inspector, who join forces. Naturally, the characters will be re-cast, with Bill Lawrence adding that the show revolves around a new story.
"New plot, same characters, a little younger, a little different, fish out of water. It's a cool script. I'm psyched about it."
He added that the Lee character will still be skilled in martial arts, »
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