Ice Cube Wants Warner Bros. to Hand Over ‘Friday’ Rights

Ice Dice is thru taking part in video games with Warner Bros., at the very least with regards to the Friday franchise. Ice Dice and DJ Pooh wrote the primary installment of Friday, which was launched in 1995. On the identical time, the opposite two motion pictures, Subsequent Friday (2000) and 2002’s Friday After Subsequent, had been written solely by Ice Dice. 

On Dec. 2, the legendary rapper revealed an inventory of calls for he desires from the manufacturing firm throughout a latest interview on Mike Tyson’s podcast Hotboxin with Mike Tyson. This contains giving him the Friday franchise’s authorized rights and to cease delaying the movie’s fourth installment, allegedly titled Final Friday.

When visitor co-host and former basketball participant Matt Barnes requested Ice Dice if followers would ever get to see Final Friday, the “It Was a Good Day” emcee mentioned, on the 37:01 mark, he’s not sure due to how Warner Brothers studio is appearing in the direction of him and the undertaking. 

“I don’t know. Warner Brothers is bizarre proper now. I don’t know what they’re doing, they don’t know what they’re doing. We’d like to have it again. I feel it’s going to be near a time after we get it again. So, we’ll both look forward to that point, or we’ll maintain making an attempt to persuade them that they should allow us to management the film. It’s my film, however they’ve distribution management.”

Instantly following Ice Dice’s response, Tyson urged that he buys again the franchise, to which the 53-year-old quipped, 

“I ain’t placing s–t up for it. F— no.They should give it to me, they usually gon’ generate income. I’m not about to pay for my very own stuff, that’s silly … They should do the precise factor, get it to us, allow us to flip it into more cash, and make the followers completely satisfied … We will do loads with it.”

In the direction of the top of the dialog, Ice Dice revealed that he had written two scripts, one earlier than and one after the passing of Friday stars John Witherspoon and Tommy Lister Jr. however Warner Brothers studio continued to present him the runaround. Witherspoon performed Pops, Ice Dice’s father, within the motion pictures. Lister portrayed the position of the neighborhood bully Debo. Witherspoon died in 2019, whereas Lister handed away the next yr. 

Since then, no further particulars have been launched at the moment.