Rush Hour 3 is a buddy cop action comedy film. It is the third installment in a series of American buddy cop action comedy films directed by Brett Ratner. The film is written by Jeff Nathanson based on characters created by Ross LaManna, and starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Youki Kudoh and Max von Sydow. Officially announced on May 7, 2006, filming on Rush Hour 3 began July 4 on location in Paris and Los Angeles. Released on August 10, 2007, the film received generally mixed reviews, but grossed a modest $258 million worldwide against a $140 million budget.