The idea of a new Friday movie has been a topic of discussion among fans for quite some time. You’ve probably seen the fake posts: photoshopped pictures implying a new installment in the stoner buddy trilogy was forthcoming. Actors and writers involved in the original movies occasionally spoke about the prospect of another sequel but still, nothing ever came to fruition.
Until now that is. In a tweet made yesterday Friday creator Ice Cube said that he was on board for a new Friday film. The announcement came a day later after he took to Twitter to dispel rumors that his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., would be starring in Last Friday.
“This is fake. My son doesn’t have a Facebook account,” Ice Cube wrote. “Can’t mess with a classic.”
Ice Cube stated that there had been a meeting regarding the new Friday film, saying that he was down to do the project if certain conditions are met. “Can’t do Last Friday unless we can do it right,” he wrote on Twitter. “Ball is in New Line Cinema’s hands. Bat is in mine.”
As you’ll see in the tweet there’s an accompanying image that features the cast of the first Friday in a sort of “Last Supper” situation (RIP Bernie Mac). If Last Friday were to be based solely around the original cast then obviously Chris Tucker would have to reprise his role as the marijuana loving Smokey, who arguably steals the show with the character.
As the movie series currently stands Friday is a trilogy, with the last installment being 2002’s Friday After Next. The first film, written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh, and directed by F. Gary Gray, came out in 1995 and was an instant classic, turning a modest budget of $3 million into $30 million at the box office.
Still, Ice Cube is keeping himself busy in the world of film: aside from producing last year’s commercial and critical hit Straight Outta Compton, he starred in this year’s Ride Along 2 and Barbershop: The Next Cut.
We had a meeting. Can't do Last Friday unless we can do it right. Ball is in New Line Cinema's hands. Bat is in mine pic.twitter.com/IEL6QhOUqv
— Ice Cube (@icecube) August 22, 2016