Chan's Plans -- Actor and marial artist Jackie talks about his acting future

By William Keck
Updated June 16, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

After wielding a cop’s badge in Rush Hour and sporting chaps in Shanghai Noon, what uniform will Jackie Chan don next? ”I want to play a fireman in America,” says Chan, who envisions a hoseman with — surprise — amazing martial-arts skills. ”It’s been in my mind for years, after I see Backdraft. Great movie. I really want to meet Ron Howard and see if he interested in making Backdraft 2.” Sorry to douse your fire, Jackie, but Ron’s taking a pass. ”We have absolutely no plans to do a sequel to any of the films Ron’s directed,” says Michael Rosenberg, president of Howard’s Imagine Entertainment. ”Ron is not about sequels.”