The “Rush Hour” movies are not only known if you are a fan of Jackie Chan. They have made such a big impact in cinema history that you have to have heard of them at least once. But who of you knows that there is also a TV series from the “Rush Hour” universe?
What do you do when you’ve already achieved everything as an actor, director, action legend and singer? Exactly, you set up your own award show to give something back to the film industry. It’s this what the annual Jackie Chan International Action Film Week stands for and even much more.
After the success of “Rush Hour” (1998), the US wanted to make the name Jackie Chan better known among the younger generation. In 2000 the successful animation series “Jackie Chan Adventures” started, which celebrated worldwide success in a total of five seasons. This was followed by a video game and Jackie’s willingness to add a second animation series.
Jackie Chan celebrated his 65th birthday on April 7, 2019. In his honor, the German TV broadcaster Kabel eins had a documentary made, which premiered on April 8, 2019. Unfortunately, some errors crept in here, but before you criticize them, you should appreciate the thought and effort behind this full-length documentary, especially in Germany.
While researching my new book about the film legend Jackie Chan, “The new German Jackie Chan film guide”, I spoke to editors and authors of the German-language film website Schnittberichte.com, who in the past have devoted themselves in detail to the countless versions of Jackie Chan’s films .
Every fan knows “Jackie Chan Adventures”, Jackie Chan’s first cartoon television series from the USA. From 2000 to 2005 it ran on US television and drew its circles around the world, including successfully to Germany. Only a few years later, Jackie Chan added his own Chinese anime series that hardly anyone in the West knows to this day.
When Jackie Chan’s autobiography “I am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action” appeared in collaboration with Jeff Yang in 1998, readers found an officially verified list of films in which the Hong Kong film legend had worked in front of and behind the camera for the first time. This list goes back to the early 1960s. Hardly anyone knew at the time that it contained a lot of misinformation, not even Jackie Chan.
Exciting times for fans of the actor Jackie Chan, as he is in the cinema with several films in 2017. Now the Kung Fu legend confirmed in a radio interview on “The Cruz Show” that there will be a fourth “Rush Hour” film. Shooting should start at the beginning of 2018, if …