USA Today spoke with Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner who provided some insight on the upcoming film:

After the first two Rush Hour films took place on the lead characters' respective home turf, Rush Hour 3 naturally heads to ... Paris? The film again stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, who track a villain to the City of Light.

"In the first movie Jackie was a fish out of water (in L.A), then Chris was one in the second movie (in Hong Kong). Now they are both fish out of water," says director Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand). Targeted for an August 2007 release, Rush Hour 3's villains include one played by Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai). "He's a brilliant actor with a martial arts background who has done some incredible films," Ratner says. Also in the cast: Max Von Sydow and Roman Polanski.

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