Ride Along and Barbershop star Ice Cube is set to star in a sci-fi film for Universal.
There aren’t many details on the plot or Ice Cube’s character, but according to Deadline it is described “as a grounded sci-fi film in the vein of District 9already that touches on themes of privacy versus surveillance. Universal has greenlighted the film and has fast tracked it by having it go into production next month.”
The untiled film will be produced by Patrick Aiello and Timur Bekmambetov. Kenneth Golde is penning the script while Rich Lee will direct.
Ice Cube’s other film credits include Three Kings, xXx franchise and the 21 Jump Street franchise.