Ice Cube hopes to come out with the fourth and final Friday movie on the 25th anniversary of the first film's release: 'We are pushing for it'
It's been a whopping 24 years since Ice Cube came on the scene with his madcap comedy Friday, which went on to spawn two sequels.
Now, the rapper, actor and sports enthusiast is hoping to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Friday movie's release next April with a brand new movie: the fourth and final installment in the franchise.
On April 26 of this year, which is the exact anniversary of the first movie's release, Ice Cube tweeted out a message to fans, saying 'To the 24 years that have flown since this came out, all I gotta say is... BYE, FELICIA Do you want the next chapter??'
His man Friday: Ice Cube, seen here last week on The Tonight Show, is hoping to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Friday movie's release with a brand new film: the fourth and final installment in the franchise
The answer, of course, was a resounding YES, and since then the impresario says he's been hard at work getting things ready.
Reportedly speaking to ESPN, the 50-year-old said, 'We are pushing for it, we finished the script, we are getting notes from the studio and it's going back and forth. We're gonna get into pre-production and start hiring.
'It would be nice for this to come out on the 25th anniversary,' Cube concluded.
According to the movie's IMDb page, the status has now been updated to 'pre-production'.
Hoping for it to fall on a Friday: Cube, seen here with costar Chris Tucker in the first movie, is quoted as saying, 'It would be nice for this to come out on the 25th anniversary'
Gauging the fanbase: On April 26 of this year, which is the exact anniversary of the first movie's release, Ice Cube tweeted out a message to fans
The writing credits include Ice Cube, along with DJ Pooh, who co-wrote the original Friday script with him.
In addition to Ice Cube, Mike Epps and John Witherspoon are attached to star.
Both actors have appeared in previous installments of the Friday franchise.
The man: Ice Cube, seen here in 2017 in Los Angeles, is attached to co-write, produce and star in Last Friday
The first Friday film followed Ice Cube's character Craig Jones, who smokes the stash belonging to a dealer with his friend Smokey (Chris Tucker), and must figure out a way to get together the $200 they owe by 10 pm that night.
That movie made $28.2 million in theaters, with a production budget of only $3.5 million.
The 25th anniversary of that film's release will fall on April 26, 2020.
The first Friday: The first film in the franchise made $28.2 million and came out on April 26, 1995