Deadline reports that Tucker is attached to star in Warner Bros.’ newest acquisition, “The Rabbit.” The film, which is being compared to “Midnight Run,” was written by newcomer Micah Barnett and is being produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes“).
Because of Warner Bros. and Lin’s partnership for the film, it seems safe to say that “The Rabbit” is pegged to be a mainstream comedy-action flick. It could seemingly also go the thriller route (Lin produced “The Box”) or end up romantic (he also did “The Invention of Lying“), but considering Bernett also just optioned his script “The Merc List,” which is a futuristic thriller, it seems like we’re leaning towards the former genre.
It will be interesting to see if Tucker ends up sticking with the film. He’s seemed a bit averse to being involved in anything other than the “Rush Hour” franchise over the past decade. In the 1990s, Tucker earned his comedy cred in “Friday,” “The Fifth Element,” “Money Talks” and a brief role in “Jackie Brown.” Hollywood seems to have moved on without him, but it would be nice to see Tucker have a big comeback.
Are you excited that Chris Tucker is making another film not related to “Rush Hour”?