Ice Cube speaks about box-office strike "Ride Along"
March 27, 2014 - box office
It was Ice Cube who done a preference to expel superhot Kevin Hart for his friend crack “Ride Along,” that was pivotal in assisting a film sum over $140 million given a mid-January release. It warranted MTV Movie Awards nominations for best on-screen twin and comedic opening for Hart.
“We had a film for 5 or 6 years and we saw Kevin Hart floating up. We knew we could chuck a few folks in that I’d worked with in a past, though we wanted it to feel fresh. It became a dream team,” Ice Cube pronounced during a new interview. “Being No. 1 for 3 weeks is something we weren’t expecting. To be a cream of a stand is no easy feat. It’s a large deal. I’ve been on cloud nine.”
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“Ride Along” is a latest in a line of film hits for a 44-year-old swat legend, who got his start in a gritty, Oscar-nominated “Boyz n a Hood.” He’s obliged for cult classics like “Friday” and “The Players Club,” starred in kiddie-friendly flicks like “Are We There Yet?” and, in further to a supplement to “Ride Along,” is operative on a film with a theme he knows copiousness about — N.W.A.
Ice Cube talked about his filmmaking career, swat and his mythological group’s repudiation from a many new category of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an talk with The Associated Press.
AP: You’ve seemed in all from dramas like “Higher Learning” and “Three Kings” to comedies and kiddie cinema like “The Longshots.” Which genre do we prefer?
Ice Cube: It’s easier for me to get comedies done since of my lane record. Everybody needs to find their niche. we adore dramas, though we know that we am still usually a immature male in moviemaking. we know there will be some time to get behind to that.
AP: You’re still recording music, though because make a transition to also creation cinema in a 1990s? Were we saying that song wasn’t as fruitful?
Ice Cube: The artistic routine of creation a film unequivocally incited me on. I’d started removing behind a scenes with a camcorder and VHS fasten when creation song videos. But when we did ‘Boyz n a Hood’ with John Singleton, we saw someone my age who was unequivocally doing it behind a scenes. we felt like we indispensable to be doing it on that level. (John) challenged me to start writing. My initial dual scripts sucked, though my third was “Friday.”
AP: But distinct John Singleton, we chose to concentration on a amusement in your South Central Los Angeles upbringing.
Ice Cube: Growing adult in my neighborhood, a comedy was right there. ‘Friday’ was a demeanour during a neighborhood: Dope-dealing out of an ice-cream truck, crackheads, drive-by shootings — how bad is that? But it was indeed fun during times. That is what a film was conveying. It was how we saw a area contra how a news saw a neighborhood.
AP: When casting Kevin Hart in “Ride Along,” that we constructed and also starred in, it seems we foresaw his large success. When did a review start about creation a “Ride Along” sequel?
Ice Cube: When a studio saw a preview numbers, they were excited, so we are in good shape. It was something we weren’t expecting, though we have a book and we competence be prepared to fire in Jun or July.
AP: Shifting to music, reflecting on this year’s Grammys, what are your thoughts on Macklemore Ryan Lewis violence Kendrick Lamar for best swat album?
Ice Cube: It’s typical. It’s a Grammys, what do we expect? But for them to pass adult loyal skills for what could be fly-by-night success. … we don’t wish to dis anybody, though seriously.
AP: Are we dissapoint that N.W.A. wasn’t nominated for initiation into a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Ice Cube: It sucks. But it’s understandable. We unequivocally usually had one manuscript together. They had dual albums as a group. I’m certain that groups that have been together longer can make a improved argument. But this usually lets we know how most we need a hip-hop gymnasium of celebrity of a own.