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Ice Cube Wants Control of the Friday Film Franchise: ‘It’s My Movie

아이스 큐브 is fighting for control of the 금요일 독점 판매권.

The 53-year-old actor and rapper — who starred in and co-wrote the original 1995 영화, as well as starred in and wrote its sequels Next Friday (2000) 그리고 Friday After Next (2002) — is on board to continue the comedic saga, but claims Warner Bros. is holding up the process.

Asked about the future of the 금요일 films on a recent episode of the Hotboxinwith Mike Tyson 팟캐스트, Ice Cube said, “모르겠어요. Warner Brothers is weird right now. I don’t know what they’re doing, they don’t know what they’re doing.

We’d love to have it back. I think it’s gonna be close to a time when we can get it back. So we’ll either wait for that time, or we’ll keep trying to convince them that they need to let us control the movie,” 그는 계속했다. “It’s my movie, but they have distribution control.

Reps for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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언제 Mike Tyson asked Ice Cube, who was also a producer on the 금요일 영화 산업, if he’d ever consider purchasing the rights, the latter immediately replied, “I ain’t putting sup for it. NS— 아니요. They need to give it to me, and they’re gonna make money.

“난 아니에요 [가고있다] to pay for my own stuff, that’s stupid,” 그는 계속했다. “They need to do the right thing, get it to us, let us turn it into more money and make the fans happy, and people will have a good time with the series. We can do a lot with it.

Ice Cube went on to say he has written two screenplays for 또 다른 금요일 계속 어느, if made, would come out more than two decades after the last film in the original trilogy.

And while he claimed Warner Bros. rejected the first script becausethe timing wasn’t right,” he said the secondwas in development hell.

They just kept giving you note after note after note, never giving you the green light,” Ice Cube alleged.

Regina King Roles

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Ice Cube and Regina King in 금요일 (1995).
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크리스 터커 — who starred in the first 금요일 film alongside Ice Cube, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Regina King and more — reflected on his decision to back out from the subsequent sequels 작년.

One of the reasons why I didn’t do the second one was because of the weed,” Tucker said in a November 2021 interview with All Urban Central. “Because I said, 남성, that movie became a phenomenon. I don’t want everybody smoking weed — and I never really told people this because I kind of forgot about it, but it was one of the reasons why I didn’t do it. Because I said, ‘I don’t wanna represent everybody smoking weed.’ ”

And that’s one of the reasons why I said, ‘Nah.I didn’t wanna keep doing that character. It probably was good for me because it kept me moving to the next phase and next movies,” Tucker added.

다음 달, Ice Cube said Tucker, 51, didn’t want to cuss or smoke weed on camera anymore.

We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-12m to do Next Friday but he turned us down for religious reasons,” Ice Cube also said in his tweet.