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Director: Tim Story; Screenwriters: Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi; Starring: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Laurence Fishburne; Running time: 100 mins; Certificate: 12A
Whatever happened to the buddy comedy? We're now 30 years removed (or near enough) from '80s classics such as Lethal Weapon, 48 Hrs and Midnight Run, and nobody's really managed to get close to those action-comedies in the decades since.
Ride Along, the genre's latest offering, could sure do with some of the tack-sharp writing and punchy character work from the likes of Shane Black and Walter Hill. Though it's sporadically amusing - thanks in main to a motor-mouthed turn from comic Kevin Hart - it's not really a patch on any if its livewire predecessors. At best it's in line with the ropey Rush Hour sequels.
The news comes just weeks after William Packer set up a sequel to Ride Along, which has earned an impressive $123.1 million since its release in mid-January, after a record-breaking $48.6 million opening weekend over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Ride Along 2 will be next up for the producer, with production tentatively scheduled to begin in June or July. Tim Story is returning to direct from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, bringing the entire creative team from Ride Along back together for the sequel. »
Jessica Herndon, AP Film Writer
Los Angeles (AP) - Action-packed new releases couldn't stack up to 3D hit "The Lego Movie," which took the No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the box office.
Heading into full-fledged franchise territory with a sequel set to release in May 2017, "The Lego Movie" is the highest grossing film of 2014.
"It's been really tough for any of the newcomers to displace 'Lego,' " said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. "They had such a great release date that put them in this perfect position to dominate the marketplace for several weeks. For 'Lego' to earn $31 million in its third weekend, »
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Kirkman's World You may not know his name or recognize his bushy beard, but Robert Kirkman has become one of the hottest names in Hollywood thanks to the popularity of his AMC series The Walking Dead, which is based on his indie comic phenomena. With the series capturing the coveted males 18-48 demographic and managing to beat NFL games and Olympics coverage, it was only a matter of time before movie offers would come his way. According to THR, that time is now, as Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to Air, a new sci-fi thriller that Kirkman is producing. The movie follows two custodians working in a cryogenic facility after a nuclear war. The custodians will be played by Walking Dead star Norman Reedus and Djimon Housoun.
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It seems like it was just last month that "Ride Along" was speeding into our hearts and the top slot at the box office, and now we're already talking about a sequel! Oh, wait. It was last month! That was quick.
Stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are nearly done deals, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are hammering out a script, and production is slated for the end of June or beginning of July. Whew! "Ride Along 2" will reportedly have more action and "will be more multi-cultural to expand the demos," according to Deadline.
Well, studios know a sure thing when they see it, and if anyone is a sure thing these days, it's Kevin Hart. For an interesting look at Hart's career trajectory, check out Grantland's feature on the stand-up comedian. In addition to this quick turnaround for "Ride Along 2," he's also got "About Last Night" in theaters now, »
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- Diksha Singh
Ride Along 2 has entered development.
It will continue the story of the quick-witted security guard (Hart) and his fiancée's mistrustful police detective brother (Cube).
The first film proved a hit when it debuted in the Us in January, grossing a record $41.5 million (£24.8 million) on the Martin Luther King Jr Day holiday weekend and going on to score over $120 million (£72 million) worldwide.
Filming on Ride Along 2 is scheduled to begin in June or July of this year.
Ride Along will arrive in UK cinemas on February 28. Watch a trailer for the film below: »
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart’s comedy doesn’t hit the UK until 28th February, but since it’s already made $117 million in the Us and is still in the Top 10 at the box-office, a sequel has been announced. Director and writers are returning in the form of Tim Story, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi ready for a June/July start. As the script is finalised, so are contracts with Cube and Hart, who can probably expect some big numbers to return so quickly.
Word on the street is that the sequel will be more multicultural in order to appeal to other demographics, as well as incorporating even more action. Story and Hart have recently finished work on Think Like A Man, while another Hart release, About Last Night is currently sitting at number 2 at the Us box-office. I’m pretty excited to see Ride Along, as the trailer made »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The Kevin Hart and Ice Cube comedy Ride Along may not have been the critical success everyone hoped it would be, but the box office draw of its two stars was enough for the film to break $100 million and, as such, receive a sequel. This time, however, there’s a very good chance that the return of Payton and Barber will be everything the first installment wasn’t.
According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has already signed Ride Along director Tim Story for the sequel, and Cube and Hart are currently closing their deal to return. Think Like a Man producer Will Packer will also be returning, and Phil Hay and Matt ...
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- Anthony Ocasio
Tim Story is slated to direct while 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. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi will also be back to pen the script.
Shot for just $25 million, the movie opened mid-January to a record-breaking $41.5 million and stayed in the top spot for three weeks. It remains in the top six with incredible holding power and has made a highly impressive $117 million domestically.
The sequel is expected to have more action and include a more multi-cultural demographic to appeal to an international audiences as both American comedies and African-American targeted films can struggle overseas at the box-office.
Filming aims to begin late June/early July. »
- Garth Franklin
• Kevin Hart and Ice Cube will reprise their roles in the just-announced sequel to Ride Along. Tim Story will also return to direct the film for Universal with Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi penning the script. The $25 million buddy comedy scored an A CinemaScore, broke January box office records, stayed in the top spot for three weekends in a row, and has already passed the coveted $100 million mark (its domestic total is currently resting at $116 million). They could start shooting the sequel as early as this summer. [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
“Ride Along” has topped $117 million in the U.S. after five weekends, starting its run with three consecutive third-place finishes. The film was budgeted at $25 million.
Will Packer, Ice Cube and Matt Alvarez will again produce. Tim Story is attached to direct again from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Universal signed the writers to script the sequel last year.
Hart, Cube and Story are repped by UTA.
News was first reported by Deadline.com.
- Dave McNary
Deadline reports that Ride Along 2 is definitely happening. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are finalizing their deals to reprise their roles, and Tim Story will be back to direct. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who did the final rewrite on the original’s script, will also be back. Considering that Universal had already begun developing the sequel last April, eight months before the movie actually came out, this was a forgone conclusion, especially with the film’s box office success. After grossing $41 million in its first weekend, Ride Along is already over $120 million worldwide. According to Deadline, to appeal to foreign markets, the sequel will be more multicultural and feature more action. No word on the plot yet, so may we suggest Riddle Along, in which, now to win Ice Cube’s affections, Kevin Hart has to go on a ride along where everyone he meets will help him solve a cop-riddle. »
- Jesse David Fox
No surprise at all, after the film's mega box office success, grossing over $116 million thus far, on a $25 million budget. Universal has set Tim Story to once again direct Ride Along 2, the sequel to Ride Along, from a script penned by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart returning to reprise their roles. Will Packer and Ice Cube’s Cube Vision will also return to produce, with a summer 2014 shoot start date eyed on project which Deadline says will have more action and will be more multi-cultural to help it cross over to reach other audiences - although no word on additional casting just yet. Kevin Hart continues to stay busy, as do Tim Story »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Universal put the wheels in motion for this one last spring, so it wasn't a matter of if, but when. And indeed, with "Ride Along" crossing $120 million this past weekend—while Kevin Hart's other comedy "About Last Night" opened strongly with over $27 million dollars in the bank—it's a not shock that Universal want to stay in business with the comic actor. So why not make a sequel to the hit "Ride Along"? And that's exactly what they're going to do, with both Hart and Ice Cube returning for "Ride Along 2," along with director Tim Story. Even the same screenwriters are back, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, keeping the successful formula of talent in place for a follow-up that Deadline says "is expected to have more action" and "will be more multi-cultural to expand the demos." So, bigger and broader? Sounds about right, and as much as we »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Despite my distaste for the obnoxious comedy of Kevin Hart, there's no denying that he's found a big audience at the box office. Last weekend About Last Night made a splash, and Ride Along back in January was a hit too. Now the latter Universal Pictures buddy cop comedy will be getting the sequel treatment as Deadline reports the studio has rounded up Hart to reteam with rapper turned actor Ice Cube for a sequel to the first film about a security guard who is forced to join his hopeful fiance's detective brother on a ride along in order to impress him. Of course, they got caught up in some real danger, making for action comedy. It's not clear where the story will goo, but writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi will return to script the film, and Tim Story will be back to direct. Apparently everyone is looking to »
- Ethan Anderton
In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, Universal Pictures has announced that Ride Along 2 will be heading into production shortly, with director Tim Story and stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart set to return. The studio revealed their intention to make a sequel to the buddy cop comedy well before its theatrical release but now, due to the stellar box office figures, it looks like things are official.
You can probably blame it on the fact that January was a pretty dull month for cinema, but Ride Along pulled in $41.5 million on its opening weekend and grossed about $120 million worldwide. On a budget of just $25 million, that’s pretty damn impressive and makes it a no brainer for Universal to green light a sequel.
- Matt Joseph
Even before Ride Along hit theaters, Universal Pictures made it clear that they were high on the film by putting the wheels in motion for a potential sequel. The buddy comedy opened last month to an incredibly impressive $41.5 million opening weekend, going on to gross $120 million worldwide against a reported budget of just $25 million. With that kind of success, it’s no surprise that Deadline reports Ride Along 2 is now firmly moving forward with Tim Story returning as director and deals closing for Ice Cube and Kevin Hart to reprise their roles as an Atlanta detective and his brother-in-law, respectively. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are also returning to pen the screenplay for the follow-up. Production on Ride Along 2 is expected to get underway in late June or early July, and the follow-up will reportedly have more action and is being envisioned as more multi-cultural. Hart is currently »
- Adam Chitwood
Following the success of their hit comedy Ride Along, which has earned just over $120 million worldwide since its release last month, Universal Pictures is bringing back Ice Cube and Kevin Hart for Ride Along 2.
The original creative team from Ride Along is back for the sequel as well, with Tim Story directing from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. William Packer is also returning to produce, with the studio eyeing a late June/early July production start for the follow-up. No story details have been released, but there is talk that the plot will have a more multi-cultural appeal to expand the comedy's reach to other parts of the world. While the original Ride Along has done quite well domestically, earning $117.2 million, it has only made $3.4 million from six international territories, although the comedy will be expanding to more countries in the near future.
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The original film doesn’t hit our shores until the end of this month, but given its big box office success in the Us and the current drawing power of star Kevin Hart, it’s perhaps less than surprising that Universal wants to capitalise on cop comedy Ride Along by officially kicking off work on a sequel.Though the reviews were mixed, that’s not stopping many of those involved in the first film reuniting, with director Tim Story and two of the four writers, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, all signed to deals alongside producers Ice Cube and Will Packer.In front of the camera, Cube and Hart (or their representatives, at least) are hammering out the final details of contracts to return for a second round of growling and gurning. The first Ride Along found Hart as jumpy security guard Ben Barber, who is angling to marry his »
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