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Will Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker understand the words coming out of Jean Claude Van Damme's mouff?

Published at: July 5, 2006, 9:07 a.m. CST by staff

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Now, count this as a rumor so far, but it seems that Jean Claude Van Damme thinks he's signed on to play the villain in RUSH HOUR 3... Here's the scoop:

Here is a big scoop for you, Harry! Jean Claude Van Damme has signed on to play the main villain in "Rush Hour 3"(set to film in August). It involves Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker getting mixed up with Triads in Paris. Van Damme spoke on a recent British TV Show about it and was looking forward to working with Jackie Chan. Also rumored to be in the film is Michael "Kramer" Richards in either a big or bit role. I think, IMHO, that a Chan versus Van Damme one-on-one would be kick ass!(no pun intended)

Call me Muscles With Brusslesprouts

I know many people think AICN is Ratner-hate Central. I didn't flip for X3, but I don't blame Ratner for anything other than signing on to a movie he knew didn't have a script that was ready. I happen to get a lot of laughs out of the RUSH HOUR films and while this casting rumor is incredibly bizarre I can actually see this working. Van Damme's got the aged fighter thing going for him... unfortunately it's only been going direct to video recently, but the idea of Van Damme playing a brooding baddie in a RUSH HOUR film seems to fit... and like Brusslesprouts above, I'd love to see that end fight between Van Damme and Chan. And what's up with Michael Richards? I say team him up with Jeremy Piven's character from the second film. What do you folks think?



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  • July 5, 2006, 9:14 a.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Chief Redcock

  • July 5, 2006, 9:14 a.m. CST

    First

    by Elmore Rigby

    I like the casting!

  • July 5, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Ummm

    by TheRealFragger

    Im still not going to see it

  • July 5, 2006, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Umm...ok

    by darquelyte

    Sounds interesting...in a strange sort of way. I just wonder if these Rush Hour movies keepp being made to give Chris Tucker something to do...since he doesn't seem to have a career outside these movies. Maybe he should move to the Middle East and hang out with Michael Jackson...and they can discuss what happened to their careers.

  • July 5, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    third

    by clag_kent

    actually i kinda like it, he needs to figh someone we wanna see get there arse kicked, van damme hasn't lost a fight since "no retreat no surrender"

  • July 5, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Is The Villain A Wife Beating Drug Addict?

    by flamingrunt

    Because if he is then Jean Cluade could just play himself

  • July 5, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    As long as he dances

    by Jugdish

    I'm in.

  • July 5, 2006, 9:21 a.m. CST

    He probably looks like a wax figure by now

    by chickychow

    remember that flick he did with Mickey Rourke and Rourke looked like a fuckin Stan Winston creation? Thats what I picture Van Dumme lookin like right now. A fuckin freak of nature, no good to nobody.

  • July 5, 2006, 9:25 a.m. CST

    You guys are slow

    by We

    Old news...

  • July 5, 2006, 9:27 a.m. CST

    it could work against this film and to that i say

    by emeraldboy

    GOOD! I will not be forking over anymore money to see this racist shite. Unless the annoying mothertucker dies like he did in Jackie brown, which was my favourite scene, namely ne was bound and gagged and shot in the trunk of sam jackson car.

  • July 5, 2006, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I'd rather have Shanghai Dawn, myself

    by Osmosis Jones

    Bring back Lucy Liu and Fann Wong!

  • July 5, 2006, 9:41 a.m. CST

    sounds good although

    by misnomer

    I think van damme should play the main henchman as opposed to a mastermind type. none of the villains in these movies have been that great so far, and the stories have been a little too flabby compared with the likes of die hard or lethal. It'd be nice if they tightened them up abit but still, is there really any demand for a third? the rush hour movies are totally forgettable...can anyone actually remember what happens in the 2nd one? MEH

  • July 5, 2006, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Chuck Zito should be in this

    by Mr. Lahey

    and knock Van Damme the fuck out again.

  • July 5, 2006, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Kramer?

    by performingmonkey

    Maybe the plot involves a junior mint or something.

  • July 5, 2006, 9:53 a.m. CST

    They should let Van Damme direct it as well.

    by Nate Champion

    Now if they could only get Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal, then we'd have a real fucking movie.

  • July 5, 2006, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Fuck Ratner up his Stupid Ass

    by DOGSOUP

    With the dildo-knife from Se7en.

  • July 5, 2006, 10 a.m. CST

    Oh shit this is going to fucking rule!!!.

    by Rant Breath

    Van Damme is going to dance all over Jackie Chans grave next summer!!! "Never touch a white man's radio!"

  • July 5, 2006, 10:17 a.m. CST

    BEST FUCKING NEWS EVER

    by Proman1984

    Whoever came up with Chan vs. Van Damme is a genius. This may be at last Van Damme's big break that never came... ah who am I kidding?

  • July 5, 2006, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Van Damme Vs. Jackie Chan

    by HarryKnuckles

    I've been waiting years to see Jackie Chan snap Van Damme's neck. This is a dream come true! This is the biggest one on one since Bruce Lee fought Chuck Norris in Way of the Dragon.

  • July 5, 2006, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I like it

    by jackinitraw

    Throw in Eric Roberts and I'm there.

  • July 5, 2006, 10:26 a.m. CST

    haha.

    by Mooly

    Can't be any worse than Rush Hour 2 if you ask me. At least they are making an effort to have a new story this time. Part 2 was simply a 90 minute excuse to give Tucker money. They didn't even bother to write a script and instead just re-used the script from the first movie and just changed the locations.

  • July 5, 2006, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Sadly, I can't wait!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • July 5, 2006, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Van Damme needs to be Bitch Slapped

    by veritasses

    by Jackie. Send that old Muscles from Brussles loser home crying. This is awesome. Throw in Seagal for good measure.

  • July 5, 2006, 10:36 a.m. CST

    It's gonna be great. Just like the first two.

    by Jar Jar 4 Prez

    Despite what an irrational Harry or any nerdlinger talkbacker has to say about Brett Ratner. What the fuck has the guy ever done to you except make entertaining movies for you to watch?

  • July 5, 2006, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Should have been Dolph

    by BitterMan23

    Dolph can play a better villain.

  • July 5, 2006, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Well

    by AlgertMopper

    Well I gotta admit, that sounds cool to me.

  • July 5, 2006, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Be honest, Quint...

    by Childe Roland

    ...you didn't "flip" for X3 (in fact, you panned it) because Harry told you not to like it. I saw it again last weekend and it still holds up as the second best installment in the X film franchise (X2 being the best and the original being the weakest). I'm still shocked by the shoddy, unfair treatment this crew gave it (Moriarty and Vern, as always, being the shining examples of objectivity who actually rated it based on its own merits). You and Harry and Massa all lost pretty much any credibility you might've had as "reviewers" when you all pissed and moaned about it.

  • July 5, 2006, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Chuck Norris Passes The Torch To Van Damme...

    by DrTobiasFunke

    Great news! I think the Rush Hour movies are dumb as hell, but it gives Chris Tucker a movie to work on once ever 4-5 years which is good I guess. Either way, the big news is that Chuck Norris has offically passed on his legacy to Van Damme.

  • July 5, 2006, 10:50 a.m. CST

    BEST NEWS EVER FOR RUSH HOUR 3

    by Biko Salamar

    Van Damme ROCKS and he can be really really funny!!!! :D :D :D

  • July 5, 2006, 10:56 a.m. CST

    They might as well ....

    by fpuk99

    .... make a movie about my arse. What a complete waste of time and money.

  • July 5, 2006, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Damnit! Nate beat me to 'the punch': Seagal!

    by brycemonkey

    Can you imagine how Vern would react? Will Van Damme do his signature splits?!

  • July 5, 2006, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Forget Chan and Tucker!

    by brycemonkey

    I demand a movie that has Van Damme & Hasslehoff v Seagal. I smell Oscars!

  • July 5, 2006, 11:23 a.m. CST

    "Mouff"?

    by photoboy

    Are you a Billie Piper fan?

  • July 5, 2006, 11:28 a.m. CST

    rat-hate central

    by quadrupletree

    is right. and rightly so. whatta hack!! Somehow working with Van Damme seems appropos...

  • July 5, 2006, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Holy Balls, Van Damme back in theatres?

    by tripp5

    i'd never thought i'd see the day. And a film fight between jackie chan and van damme would have been sweet 10 years ago, but Van Damme hasnt thrown a kick in a film since the 90s. Seriously. I netflixed In Hell. Not one goddamned kick, let alone huge spinning split legged whirling kicks of DOOM like he used to.

  • July 5, 2006, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Van Damme back in the theatres!

    by dr_buggerlugs

    This is something to marvel!

  • July 5, 2006, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Van Damme rules

    by Toby___Wong

    I will never understand why people hate Van Damme so much. Ok, he made a few lousy movies, but there is no one on this talkback that can say he doesn't like any of Van Damme's movies. The Rush Hour movies are pure popcorn movies and I like them very much. Casting JCVD is beyond cool. It's about time Van Damme played a villain again. Can't wait for the movie. And I would rather watch a movie starring Van Damme than a man-wannabe like Tom Cruise. It would be awesome to see Van Damme tell Tucker and Chan "Never touch a Frenchman's creme brulee." and then proceed to beat them up.

  • July 5, 2006, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Personally, I'd rather see him fight Tony Jaa

    by JRo

    That man is all knees and elbows, and they're lightning-fast. It's about time Chan LOST in one of his movies...

  • July 5, 2006, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Van Damme vs. Kramer

    by rev_skarekroe

    THAT'S more like it!

  • July 5, 2006, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Childe Roland...

    by rev_skarekroe

    I think X3 got a bad rap, too. I'd say it was a solid superhero movie, about on the level of the first X-Men.

  • July 5, 2006, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Jackie Chan did lose in one of his movies....

    by Punisher

    The Killer Meteors. He was the villain, and couldn't have been more than 19 or 20 yrs old

  • July 5, 2006, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Jackie loses big time in Lucky Stars

    by HarryKnuckles

    At the end of Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars Jackie Chan gets his ass kicked, and only Sammo Hung (aka Kidstuff) can save him; with the help of two tennis rackets. Great scene! Sammo ROCKS!

  • July 5, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Chan kicking Van Damme's ass onscreen?

    by DocPazuzu

    Sold!

  • July 5, 2006, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Are you kidding me...rather have Tony Ja as the villan!

    by Kampbell-Kid

    Chan vs. Van Damme pictured in my head would look like the most incredibly worst idea ever to hit the screen. Putting him in the film would surely show signs of it clearly going downhill. If they wanted to cast a villan with martial arts talent they need to keep it fresh... Tony Ja.

  • July 5, 2006, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Sammo Hung is a great overweight female martial artist

    by PORKY

    I love her movies!

  • July 5, 2006, 12:27 p.m. CST

    How about Jason Statham as the villian?

    by PORKY

    Me thinks he would be tougher than Van Damme.

  • July 5, 2006, 12:35 p.m. CST

    What I like about Van Damme ...

    by Itchy

    is that during the height of the "action movie" boom in the 80's, every time he was in front of the screen, he would lump himself together with Schwarzenegger and Stallone, as if his movies were even close to those two. It was ridiculous. The dude is a midget clown ... but so are Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, so maybe it works. And as for those comparing Jackie Chan to Chuck Norris ... just stop it. Jackie Chan's tears can not cure cancer, like Chuck's can. (see the truth - http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com )

  • July 5, 2006, 12:37 p.m. CST

    JC Van-Damme for RH3

    by moonspinner

    That is freakin AWESOME!! I hope it's true! I'll actually go see this one if it is. If it's not, eh, just another Rush Hour movie, I'll wait for DVD.

  • July 5, 2006, 12:39 p.m. CST

    jackies fighting is wasted in his american films...

    by seekshelter

    they dont let him go all kung fu like... the exception was the fights in shanghai knights. even then, i was still a bit let down between the fight with jackie and donnie yen. that should have been an epic battle, but instead they concentrated more on jackie swordfighting...

  • July 5, 2006, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I saw

    by monkeybrow

    "Bloodsport" 3 times in the theatre...what was I thinking???

  • July 5, 2006, 12:50 p.m. CST

    This is going to be awesome

    by Alex Douchepot

    Now I really cant wait to see this film. Van Damme's name alone makes me laugh. All the negative dumbasses, get a sense of humor

  • July 5, 2006, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Fuck Van Damme. Get Chuck Norris...

    by Edward_nygma

    ... he's so fast he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.

  • July 5, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST

    I really despise Van Damme...

    by Strabo

    This is bad news for me. I thought the first two Rush Hour films were a lot of fun...with Van Damme though, meh, I'd really rather not see it. If they want to get someone french sounding for a french film, just get Tcheky Karyo to play the part...I'm sure he wouldn't mind reprising his part from Kiss of the Dragon, and hey, he was a pretty good villain against Jet Li in that film. The other earlier idea about Jason Statham would work too. Either actor is ten times the professional that Van Damme is. Hell, speaking of professionals, there's also Jean Reno. Please, anyone but Van Damme. Oh, also, Gallery Chappe, take your gay link whoring posts and shove them up your gay link whoring ass. PS. Go fuck yourself.

  • July 5, 2006, 2 p.m. CST

    I'm sold on this!!!

    by Johnno

    I've always dreamed of making a movie where I gather every fucking action star from all over the planet with some lame excuse of a plot just to have an all out free for all! This movie is nowhere near that, but it'll help satiate me...

  • July 5, 2006, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Ratner-hate on AICN?!?!?!

    by Lando Griffin

    Where would anyone ever get that idea?

  • July 5, 2006, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Mr Ratner, if you are reading this...

    by zfisk

    THANK YOU for correcting these repugnant fools with X3. okay The VanDamme/Kramer News is great. they'll be funny and arrogant, but please.. DONT FORGET THE MICHAEL JACKSON SUBTEXT IN 1 AND 2, THAT DESERVES A PAYOFF IN "3". nobody predicted JACKSON'S funny CAMEO IN "MEN IN BLACK" sequel-- JACKSON must appear in this(preferably in a fight scene, but that's just me) ALSO,SINCE YOU Clearly like pussy(unlike Mr. Singer) i know you will not dissapoint in casting the hottest european starlets AVAILABLE, (like French-speaking Asian sexbomb "Katsumi", or Veronica Zemanova) and cmon, Ratner.. courtney love?!? really..youre on the A-list. you can do better than that. i want a whole bunch of car crashes on the Champs-Elysees, Piven and Andre Leon Talley working at the new Vogue store in Paris, and dont forget my fight scene on top of the Arc de Triomphe.

  • July 5, 2006, 2:25 p.m. CST

    yeah! bring Lundgren back, too!

    by CuervoJones

    vote Lundgren for Punisher remake!

  • July 5, 2006, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Leg splits are like love

    by Phimseto

    a universal language that all understand.

  • July 5, 2006, 2:48 p.m. CST

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    rush hour 2 was good cause it had 50 hot japanese chicks in bra andpanties. thats it. shizzle my nizzles LCD OUT!

  • July 5, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST

    yea jesus can walk on water

    by JudgeNXcutioner

    but chuck norris can swim through land!!! and the reason you don't see Jackie Chan doing 20 minute fight sequences or jumping off buildings for real anymore is cause he's too old for that shit--and that started happening right around the time of his 2nd coming to Hollywood. New Police Story wasn't so bad though

  • July 5, 2006, 3:19 p.m. CST

    to watch early Chan

    by emeraldboy

    Is to watch a genius a work and a man who has broken every bone in his bdy multiple times. I saw Shanghai Noon, the other day and while, he was still brilliant, that scene in the bar is astonishing,he is ill at ease doing comedy, Tuker is so arrogant in the amount of screen time he demands that when he does scenes with Chan again it just grates, In RH2, there is a scene where Tucker goes to chicken stand and I swear after the part where tucker uncomedically attempts chinese, i wanted tucker to run into a triad gang and see how funny it was when they tried to remove the snooker cue from his ass..... Hollywood studios made the mistake by pairing him with idiots like tucker. Pairing wilson with stiller was inspired and the two them have great chemistry. Chan wanted to do more serious work, what did hollywood do it cast him in that abomination around the world in 80 days. I was Jackie Chan I would quit hollywood.

  • July 5, 2006, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Jackie Chan Adventures !!

    by Darth Evil Dead

    Why stop at Van Damn? Why not put Steven Segal in it too? Chan vs Van Damn vs Segal...All with Chris Tucker and Tom Arnald yelling who knows what?... How about put Jet Li in it too? The script tag line will be Rush Hour mixed with Exit Wounds mixed with Time Cop... Amazing !!

  • July 5, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Van damme

    by emeraldboy

    The only Van damme i liked was Universal soldier. That had a very good story and i thought the back story where He and lunergrand fought together in Vietman was interesting as well. Jean claude Van slamm bamm damm has been making the same film for years. He was the european version of Sly and arnie, but without the charisma, he was in an episode of Las vegas as a stunt man who jumps off a very large building on bike and kills himself. He is arrogant but in a way that hollywood found totally unacceptable. Most of the film he has made including that one with Sir Roger more, are awful. he did try and make a very interesting film with that actress natasha hentstridge about a man who goes after his brother's killers who were in a crime gang it was made for belgian tv and released on DVD but the idead of Van Damm and straight acting putt people off it.

  • July 5, 2006, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Van Damme rules!

    by Neo Zeed

    He deserves another shot. Bloodsport ruled.

  • July 5, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Chuck Norris

    by emeraldboy

    IN Ireland we used to CNBC and one of the funniest segments on late night on Conan O brien was when he paid tribute to Walker texas ranger and absolutely slagged the shit out of it by pulling this lever and replaying old clips. It reminded you what an awful show Walker was. By the way the host of the emmies this year is CONAN O BRIEN!!!!!!!

  • July 5, 2006, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Perfect person instead of Van Damme...

    by Dantheman2k2

    Screw Van Damme, put in "El Guapo" aka BAS RUTTEN for the bad guy. He is not only intimidating and a well rounded fighter...But he can ACT and is funny as HELL!! I think that would be an awesome way to launch his career...the world needs Bas! He is too great to overlook...Anyone unfamiliar with Bas Rutten, google him or check out www.basrutten.com..he's an ex- MMV/UFC fighter who is making his comeback this month.

  • July 5, 2006, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Oh fuck I hope this is true.

    by a goonie

    Van Damme as the villain in a Rush Hour flick?!? Van Damme going head-to-head with Jackie Chan?!? Seriously, if this is true, then my anticipation level for this movie just went from lukewarm to through the fucking roof. Van Damme may be laughably bad when it comes to attempting to act, but this sounds like a total blast.

  • July 5, 2006, 4:15 p.m. CST

    "Mouff"

    by Lord Bullingdon

    This really made me laugh. I remember thinking during this scene that Chris Tucker is the last person who should be schooling Jackie Chan in the English language since he can't say the word "mouth."

  • July 5, 2006, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Van Damme is Eddie Brock

    by GuyLombardo

    or at least he should have been back in the days when John Cusack was Spiderman.

  • July 5, 2006, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Hey Ratner, after Rush3..

    by zfisk

    Do lunch with burt reynolds, eddie griffin and the miller lite brewing company about doing "Manlaws: The movie". It's like X-Men for Men. and talk with Fox about DH4..

  • July 5, 2006, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Jason Stratham?!?!

    by Kampbell-Kid

    "...Jason Statham would work too. Either actor is ten times the professional that Van Damme is." While I would agree Jason Stratham as a villan would kick ass, however I hope you meant professional as in actor rather than martial artist. Because Jason Stratham is just lifted weights and wire-fu. Both Transporter's were no different than watching Charlie's Angels. Which translates that any actor combined with wires and cgi can look like they're "professional" martial artists. I'd still rather see a villan like Tony Ja instead, because at least with him vs. Chan... I wouldn't have to suspend my disbelief as much.

  • July 5, 2006, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Cant.. help it.. actually.. excited about JCVD...

    by buckseat

    i laughed hard at rush hour 2. x3:bad. ratner may be as profound as tuna salad, but he knows how to put on fireworks and gags. im game.

  • July 5, 2006, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Short memories

    by Moe Ron

    Wasn't Seagal all but signed to this only in fantasy sequel about two years ago? Think I read it on here. These movies work in a don't mind catching it on TNT sort of way. Elizabeth Pena is still hot.

  • July 5, 2006, 5:42 p.m. CST

    THIS IS PERFECT!!!!

    by Rizzle Bizzle

    Now Van Damme will have the chance to see how a proper kick is thrown. Chan will learn how to do one with a slow-mo ass shot (or in a towel), Chrsi Tucker will learn how to not make another movie for 5 more years and the audience will learn the fundamentals of buyer's remorse.

  • July 5, 2006, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Van Damme Returns

    by alienindisguise

    This certainly has my interest about a retarded movie I wouldn't have had otherwise...a million bucks says Chris Tucker shoots Van Damme after he whips Jackie's ass!

  • July 5, 2006, 7:08 p.m. CST

    They could have...

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    Angelina Jolie eat out Natalie Portman and I could care less about another Rush Hour movie. And while the casting director apparently has mid-90s nostalgia going, why not cast the girl from Curly Sue? She could get in on the action with Jolie and Portman...

  • July 5, 2006, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry...

    by solongyoubastard

    ...but I only see movies featuring TWO Van Dammes, so unless there's some kind of twin/clone/time traveling subplot involved, I'm going to pass.

  • July 5, 2006, 7:43 p.m. CST

    are you sure this isn't a casting notice for...

    by occula

    'the surreal life' season 12 or whatever it is? ps, i saw JCVD naked. doing the chair splits. it was in a PR office i used to work in and he was prepping for a photo shoot and all the women in the office were peeking in to the room he was changing in and begging him to do it, so he totally did. an image burned on my brain forever.

  • July 5, 2006, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Thoughts on Van Damme

    by Doc_Strange

    I watched a movie on cable about a year ago where he was in some kind of Legion as a soldier. No karate or fighting of any sort like that. I think he was trying to become a serious actor. Who knew? As far as his movies went, you gotta give a classic status to Kickboxer and Blood Sport. Double Impact was alright as well and hell, Bolo showed up in two of those movies. By the way, whatever happened to the guy who played Tong Po? I've never seen Van Damme play a villain, so hopefully he has the chops to do so. This could be a good comeback for him. Someone mentioned Dolph Lundgren above. He would have been a good choice as well. I still have his whole speech from Universal Soldier memorized. "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU STARING AT? Do you have any idea what it's like out there? DO YA?!? When I'm fighting this war, I kick ass, you kiss ass. And I'm busting heads. And these shitheads...... these yellow traitoring motherfuckers, they're everywhere." Gunfire. "See? They're everywhere."

  • July 5, 2006, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Chan and JCVD!?!Excellent.

    by theMechanic

    I just gott say if this happens it will be an excellent idea.Jackie would be wise to get this to happen.For one thing Van Damme is not the cocky monosylibic-musclehead we remember(don't lie) from the 90's.The guy can act now for one thing.Go watch Wake of death and try to tell me you did not like it? He has the Charles Bronson/Alain Delon thing going on now.It was one of the best action movies that was not released in theaters.The guy was on par with Stallone and Seagal until the drug thing hit and the DTV gutter beconded. I think everyone deserves a second chance.Even Van Damme. Chris Tucker,and Brett Ratner as well.

  • July 5, 2006, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Gandalf?

    by XMovieGod

    Wasn't Sir Ian McKellan supposedly on board to play the baddie in RH3? I can't imagine for any reason why a studio would actually consider casting Van Damme as the villain. I can imagine him as maybe a henchman to McKellan or something of that sort, but not the main dude. I'd see a movie with McKellan and Van Damme in a smaller role for sure; I may see it with Van Damme as the main dude strictly for the rare comedic possibilities. If this rumor is true I can only say that it's likely the fuse of a cinematic bomb.

  • July 5, 2006, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Hated Rush Hour films, but dug the hell out of X3

    by The Wrong Guy

    So I'm mildly curious about this flick!

  • July 5, 2006, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Personally I would like to see a "Hard target 2"

    by zathras34

    Yeah that was my favorite Van D. flick..But yeah this would work.. especially the blooper reels at the end of all of Chan's flicks.. I didnt see the first 2 at the theaters but I would for this one..which is why hollywood is doing it..DUH !!

  • July 6, 2006, 12:34 a.m. CST

    AICN hates Ratner cause he gets laid by hotties

    by DigitalDong

    don't hate the game, hate the playa!! Word to your Momma

  • July 6, 2006, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Rush Hour 3:Van Damme Returns 100 million easily

    by andrew coleman

    Totally agree zathras34 Hard Target was his best and that movie was awsome. No DigitalDong Ratner nails hoodrats. To everyone who liked X3 that's because you smoke too much pot, if you actually watch the movie it's one of the worst comic flicks of all time. It's understandable though man I like Waterworld high, that shits classic. Great casting man, but I agree that Jason Statham would also have been a good choice.

  • July 6, 2006, 1:43 a.m. CST

    JCVD looks good as a bad guy

    by NinjaKid

    Correct me if I'm wrong but i think JCVD already played a villian twice. In " No retreat no surrender" as correctly stated by clag_kent and in " Black eagle ". He probably doesn't have the range to portray a subtile villian mastermin - but he can act creepy , scowl a lot and make you hate him.

  • July 6, 2006, 1:49 a.m. CST

    The fear I see when I look in your eyes, makes me...

    by Shermdawg

    believe I'm one of a kind. (one of a kind) The fear I leave in the back of your mind makes you believe I'm one of a kind. (one of a kind) (HEY! HEY! HEY!) ...... oh wait, we're talking about Jean Claude not Rob. Oops, my bad.

  • July 6, 2006, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Jeremy Piven + Michael Richards = TEH SEX.

    by ForumFatale

    I want it.

  • July 6, 2006, 8:20 a.m. CST

    The Rush Hour Movies are about one thing...

    by Wee Willie

    Watching Chris Tucker play off Jackie Chan and vice versa. They're hilarious in that respect. These are Ratner's best films because he's smart enough to play everything in a medium long-shot and let Jackie and Chris do all the work. They're not high-art, but as pop movies go, you can't beat 'em. Looking forward to Van Damme in a big budget movie again. I'd also like to see a western with Van Damme, Mickey Rourke, Lee Horsley, Sam Elliot, Eric Roberts, and L.Q. Jones. THAT I'd like to see!

  • July 6, 2006, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Re: NinjaKid

    by Strabo

    Yeah, the problem there is that when you hate JCVD in a movie, you're hating HIM, the ACTOR, not his character. Mainly because he's such a shitty friggin' actor.

  • July 6, 2006, 11:59 a.m. CST

    thank god for van damme!

    by JacksonsPole

    seriously. he rocks. i'd love to see him back in some mainstream stuff. to play a lesser charcater in a larger movie sounds like just the thing he needs...

  • July 6, 2006, 12:24 p.m. CST

    VAN DAMAGE!!

    by reckni

    I think the world is in need for another Van Damme movie, I mean Lionheart was the shit.

  • July 6, 2006, 1:17 p.m. CST

    God help us all.

    by crackerfarmboy

    The only way I watch this film is if Tucker and Chan are taken out and replaced by Steven Segal. This way we finally get our ultimate VS. film. No not Alien Vs. Predator; not Freddy Vs. Jason; not Religion Vs. Science; that's right I'm talking about Van Damme Vs. Segal. It's long overdue. With that in mind...God help us all!

  • July 6, 2006, 1:58 p.m. CST

    It's not a toy, so don't play with it!!!

    by Harry Weinstein

    KNOCK OFF. Not just a movie, but a way of life.

  • July 6, 2006, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Thesis- Van Damme for Villan

    by hawk0154

    Those of you who say he is too slow to fight Jackie or just too limited as a screen fighter all together are wrong. It is all about the choreography. If Keanu Reeves and Jason Statham can be made to look like speedy kung fu masters, there is no reason JCVD can

  • July 6, 2006, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Van Damme vs. Segal

    by crackerfarmboy

    When, oh when, will we get our wish?

  • July 6, 2006, 11 p.m. CST

    And Award For Person With Too Much Time On Their Hands

    by The Ender

    Goes to Hawk 0154

  • July 7, 2006, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Too Much Time On My Hands??

    by hawk0154

    I suppose a half-page rant would take a really long time for a fuck-wit like you, "Ender," but that actually only took me about three minutes to write. And the Award for Gayest Person on the Thread goes to you, Faggator: The Gayest Man in the Universe!

  • July 7, 2006, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Does anyone else notice...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... a rather intolerable stench of bigotry wafting around this TB? I swear, there a couple of posts up there that sound like some aryan nation shit trying to be all stealthy and restrained "while spreading the gospel"; but not nearly as subtle as they imagine. I could be wrong... nope I'm not wrong, something definitely stinks.

  • July 7, 2006, 12:21 p.m. CST

    How about JCVD, Lungren, Segal, Norris, and Dascados

    by Teamwak

    In a van solving mysteries. Until they all get taken out in interesting ways by Jason Bourne. I'd pay to see that movie!!!

  • July 8, 2006, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Van Damme is box office gold

    by Neo Zeed

    if cast in Rush Hour 3.

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