Is water wet? Of course there will be a Ride Along 2… like who didn’t see THAT coming? Deadline reports that there will indeed be a Ride Along 2 starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.
EXCLUSIVE: It was inevitable after the huge success of Ride Along that Universal Pictures executives would be salivating to get the sequel together. Tim Story will direct Ride Along 2 with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are closing to reprise their roles as the quick-witted security guard (Hart) who has his eye on his partner’s (Cube’s) sister. The film debuted five weeks ago on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend to bring in a record opening of $41.5M. It has since grossed over $120M worldwide as of this weekend.
Will Packer (Rainforest Films) and Cube’s Cube Vision (Ice Cube and Matt Alvarez) are coming back to produce from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? A late June/early July start is planned and all are hard at work finalizing the script which is expected to have more action and am hearing that it will be more multi-cultural to expand the dem0s. Smart move, all, if you want to expand into the lucrative Latin American and European markets. Yes, it’s comedy but it’s also business.
Like I said who didn’t see it coming, you know Hollywood, if it makes enough money, we’ll do a sequel. *shrugs* I haven’t seen anything with Kevin Hart in it, because he’s not “MY” cup of tea, but I know majority of my readers will be happy to hear that there’s a Ride Along 2 on the horizon. I respect Kevin’s hustle tho…so kudos to him.