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Just weeks after CBS issued a pilot order for their Rush Hour TV series, National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub has signed on to direct the pilot. The filmmaker will also serve as executive producer alongside series creators Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick. No cast members have been attached at this time, and it isn't known when the pilot will start production.
Bill Lawrence revealed last month that the show will center on the same types of characters as the Rush Hour movie franchise, except they will be "a little younger" and the show will feature a whole new story. The Rush Hour movies starred Chris Tucker as a cocky Lapd cop who is forced to team up with a by-the-book Hong Kong inspector (Jackie Chan). The original Rush Hour, which hit theaters in 1998, spawned the sequels Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007).
The Warner Bros. TV pilot was written by comedy vets Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick. “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner and producer Arthur Sarkissian are exec producing with Lawrence, McCormick and Jeff Ingold of Lawrence’s Doozer Prods. banner.
With comedy writers at the helm CBS’ spin on “Rush Hour” is sure to keep to the comedic tone of the original 1998 New Line feature about a stoic Hong Kong police officer assigned to work a case in Los Angeles with a cocky local cop who has no interest in a partner. The success of the first installment spawned “Rush Hour 2″ in 2001 and “Rush Hour 3″ in 2007.
CBS’ has dabbled in similar waters before. Two years ago it won the bidding for a new incarnation of “Beverly Hills Cop” produced »
- Cynthia Littleton
The release of Taken 3, according to early chastening reviews, appears to prove the common consensus that while sequels are mostly awful, threequels are even worse. That isn.t always the case though. In fact, some Part 3 movies have actually added depth and characterization to the cinematic universes that they.re set in thanks to the introduction of intriguing new characters and narratives that pay homage to previous installments. They.re also able to sturdily stand strong as singular movies, too. On the other hand, there is Rush Hour 3, which is so bad it even makes you hate the world.s most loveable man, Jackie Chan. But which part 3 movies are the antithesis of the alleged threequel curse? Which have evolved their franchise? And which deserve to be rightly recognized as great movies even without considering their predecessors? Here are the 10 Great Part 3 movies of all-time. Sadly, Transformers: Dark »
3 items from 2015
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