Jack Black is well known for his comedic talents, and Ice Cube, well, he’s known for a little bit of everything. He has a lot of talents inside his box, and if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know comedy is one of them.
Black and Cube are set to star in a huge comedy film titled Oh Hell No.
The movie, set to be released by Sony next summer, is being directed by Kitao Sakurai, the filmmaker behind Eric Andre’s Bad Trip film.
The plot follows Black’s Sherman, who falls in love with the mother of Ice Cube’s character Will, and his reaction to the budding romance is what gives the film its title.
Sounds pretty hilarious, right? Just picturing Cube’s mother bringing home Black to a family dinner, and then Cube giving him one of these faces…
The script was apparently written by several writers, including the writer behind Girls Trip and the writer behind Old School.
As mentioned above, it’s set to be released next summer on July 1, 2022.
You probably know Ice Cube as a rapper, but your kids? Well, they know him as an actor. Cube is a legit movie star.
After the success of his ‘Ride Along‘ films, Universal has decided to work with Cube on an upcoming grounded sci-fi movie, with Patrick Aiello and Timur Bekmambetov producing.
Music video/commercial directorRich Leeis set to direct from a script by Kenneth Golde.
Plot details are vague other then it being described as a grounded sci-fi film in the vein of District 9 that touches on themes of privacy versus surveillance. Universal has greenlighted the film and has fast tracked it by having it go into production next month.
So the fact that they have fast tracked it makes me think it’s a movie set in only a handful of locations. Those are the movies getting filmed right now.
According to the report from Deadline, new technology being used will allow for more remote production.
This new technology will allow for a fully remote production with all actors and crew working from their individual separate locations. So basically if Cube wanted his part of the shoot to be done from his home, it could be done without a problem and with crew working from somewhere else.
Sounds a little strange to me, but hey…we’ll see how it goes.
It’s fitting this news comes out on a Friday. John Witherspoon, the actor who played Ice Cube’s father in the Friday franchise, recently revealed that Ice Cube is making a new Friday film.
The 75-year-old dropped the shocking news following an interview with Power 95.3. You can check out the video above, and read his quote below…
“Cube said they’re going to do another Friday. He said he wanted to meet with me this week, but he couldn’t make it, but we’re going to meet next week and get things together.”
It’s been 15 years since Friday After Next was released, and 22 years since the original Friday film was released. You’ll remember a while back there was a report claiming Ice Cube was planning on making another film in the series, and it was going to be titled Last Friday.
This announcement from Witherspoon seems to confirm that report. We don’t know if they’re still working with that same title, but that’s not important.
What is important is that Cube is bringing back Friday, and we’re going to celebrate this news by enjoying the f**k out of what’s left of this beautiful Friday afternoon.
Hollywood doesn’t like surprises. They want to give you all the details in the trailer, because they fear you won’t see the movie if you don’t know enough information about it.
A great example of this is the latest (and final) trailer for Paramount Pictures’ xXx: Return of Xander Cage. The sequel will be released in just one week now, and all of the trailers leading up to this point have refrained from showing the return of Darius Stone, played by Ice Cube.
But they couldn’t keep the secret for one more week. It was too much for them, so they released the trailer you see above, which clearly shows the return of Ice Cube.
It’s not clear how big his role will be. He might have a co-starring role where he and Vin share the screen together, or it might be a cameo deal. Either way, it would have had more of an impact had they not released this final trailer.
The damage is done though. I mean, I wasn’t going to see this movie anyway, but it still upsets me on some level. I’m upset for the fans of this franchise. I wish you guys would have received the surprise you all deserved.
Oliver Twist is one of Charles Dickens’ most famous works, and now Disney and Ice Cube are going to attempt to put a fresh spin on the story. The story about an orphan boy who goes from a life as a child laborer to being under the control of a gang leader in London.
As most of you know, Disney already adapted the story back in 1988 with the animated film Oliver and Company. But this new project with Ice Cube will be completely different.
Disney will team up with Cube and Thomas Kail, the director of Hamilton, to create a modern and musical take on the classic story. Cube is helping write the movie and he also plans to star as the gang leader Fagin in the film.
The ~modern musical~ will reportedly take on multiple musical genres. That’s pretty much all we know about the story right now, but it sounds like it has potential. I mean, it does show you how obsessed Hollywood is with remakes.
They had to go back almost 200 years to find this story. Pretty soon, they’re going to start remaking the remakes. Nothing will make sense and we’ll all be watching different versions of the same movie, drinking blended popcorn because we’re all too lazy to chew our food.
The first Ride Along movie hit theaters back in 2014 and it received some pretty terrible ratings from critics. But those negative reviews didn’t matter. The film made over $150 million at the box office with a budget of just $25 million.
So earlier this year, the cast & crew returned for Ride Along 2. It was once again destroyed by critics, but just like with the first movie, those poor reviews didn’t hurt the sequel. It made $124 million with a budget of $40 million, so the numbers went down a little with the sequel.
But still, we’d all love to turn $40 million into $120 million. That’s not a bad day at the box office right there.
Universal is hoping the franchise can drop a few coins in their account one more time. Screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are currently writing a script for Ride Along 3.
Director Tim Story told TheWrap he’s impatiently waiting for the completed script…
“We’re writing the script right now, we’re writing away and basically, I’m waiting to see some pages and we’re excited for the idea and what it can be and of course bringing Kevin [Hart] and Ice Cube back together because they are the greatest odd couple in the world. I’m impatiently waiting for a script to be given to me. We have some great ideas.”
So where can you find Kevin Hart and Ice Cube right now? Well, Universal is opening Hart’s comedy concert film, ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?‘, this weekend in over 2,500 locations, so you’ll be able to get all the Hart you can handle.
Cube can be seen in the comedy Fist Fight with Charlie Day. It opens February 17, 2017.
Are you looking for an outrageous comedy movie that will make you forget about all the troubles in the world for an hour or two? We got the perfect one for you. Charlie Day and Ice Cube are teaming up to create one of the most epic battles in movie history.
Fist Fight has a pretty simple story: a mild-mannered teacher (Day) does something to piss off the most feared teacher (Cube) in the school, and gets challenged to a fist fight following the last day of school.
This movie won’t win any awards, but it does look incredibly entertaining. The Day/Cube combination is also intriguing and fresh. They could have easily went with someone like Will Ferrell to play Day’s character.
In addition to Cube and Day, the movie also stars Jillian Bell, Tracy Morgan, Christina Hendricks and Dean Norris.
Director Richie Keen makes his feature film debut with this movie. He’s been hanging out on the TV side for most of his career, and regularly worked on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which explains the Charlie Day connection.
Check out the official synopsis and trailer below. It’s scheduled to hit theaters February 17, 2017.
“On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.”
Most of you probably saw Tracy Morgan‘s emotional appearance at the Emmy Awards a few days ago. It was a lovely moment seeing Morgan back on stage. Just hearing him joke about getting people pregnant again was enough to make me smile for a few days.
And now we have one more reason to continue smiling. 14 months after the tragic car accident that left his good friend dead, Morgan has decided to return to acting. He will join Charlie Day and Ice Cube in the comedy Fist Fight, which tells the story of two teachers (Day and Cube) who work in a terrible school system together. Day’s character is challenged to a fist fight by Cube’s character.
Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) plays the school’s principal, and the extremely hilarious Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) will play a guidance counselor. If you want to see her amazing skills, just check out this videoof her and Jonah Hill.
Who will Morgan be playing in the film? Well, according to Variety, Morgan will be playing a coach at the high school. Fist Fight was written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.
Production on the film will start later this month in Atlanta. Also, be sure to catch Morgan as he returns to host Saturday Night Live on October 17, 2015.
Ice Cube is going straight outta Compton, and straight into the magical world of Christmas. Universal Pictures won the bidding war to secure Humbug, which is reportedly a modern retelling of Charles Dickens‘ A Christmas Carol.
And according to Deadline, Ice Cube will be playing a filthy rich real estate mogul who must learn the true meaning of Christmas. Tim Story, who has worked with Cube several times, will be directing the film.
Writers Todd R Jones and Earl Richey Jones obviously have something special with this script. They had originally set it up with Relativity, but it was returned to them after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It went back on the market, and several studios were battling for it. Universal was the winner with a deal worth “high six figures.”
Reports claim this movie could be released in 2017, but nothing has been confirmed yet. One thing is for sure, landing a star like Ice Cube is HUGE for this film. He is a superstar right now, and his name alone is enough to sell tickets.
And from the battle over the script, it sounds like Cube will have a great story to work with. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more information.
We showed you the new poster yesterday, with the message, “The Brothers-In-Law Are Back,” Ice Cube and Kevin Hart have returned for the Ride Along sequel. Tim Story directed the film, which Ice Cube promises to be “bigger and better” than the original.
“We wanted to turn up the comedy, do things people haven’t seen. We have to ride that into new jokes and situations and make it seem like the relationship is moving forward.”
We won’t know if they were successful until the film hits theaters January 15, 2016. But since the film stars both Mr. Cube and Kevin Hart, it will probably make a lot of money, regardless of how funny or original it is. The first movie wasn’t exactly a hit with critics; however, it still earned a worldwide total of more than $153 million against a budget of just $25 million.
Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi teamed up to create the screenplay. Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong and Tika Sumpter will join Hart and Cube in the film.
You can check out the first trailer below. What do you think? Are you excited?