One trilogy I didn't see comming...
Friday After Next
I never saw the second one but liked the first
Release Date: November 27th, 2002 (that's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
Distributor: New Line Cinema
Cast: Ice Cube (Craig Jones), K.D. Aubert, Mike Epps (Day-Day Jones), Don "D.C." Curry (Uncle Elroy Jones), John Witherspoon (Mr. Jones); other cast not announced yet.
Director: Marcus Raboy (debut; he's directed many music videos, including three for Ice Cube: "Guerillas", "Wicked", and "You Know How We Do It.")
Screenwriters: Ice Cube (The Players Club, Next Friday, cowriter of Friday, All About the Benjamins), D.J. Pooh (3 Strikes; cowriter of Friday)
Based upon: This will be the third film in the series that started with Friday in 1995, and continued in 2000 (sans Chris Tucker) with Next Friday. This is a series of modest box office success, with the first film pulling in $27.9 million USA on a budget of $3.5 million, and the second bringing in over $57 million on a budget of $9.5 mil. Neither is a blockbuster, but they do quite well for movies produced for under $10 million.
Premise: No details are currently known about what this next film would be about, except that it would probably feature the further neighborhood and familial misadventures of Craig (Ice Cube) and his friends. (Aubert plays Cube's romantic interest and the female lead).
Filming: Production started on October 14th, 2001 in Los Angeles.
Genres: African-American, Comedy, Sequel
Official Site of the Second Film: NextFridayMovie.com
Also at Theaters: November 2002
Greg's Preview Thoughts: (6/13/00) The cycles of sequels often add up to mathematics, and giving the audience what it wants, as indicated by that math. In the case of the Friday series, you've got two movies that were produced for less than $10 million each, but together bringing in $85 million, two thirds of that coming from the sequel. 1999's Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (also a New Line Cinema release) made plenty of press for doing much better than the first, but that Next Friday doubled the take of the first film seems to have slipped by most press. Anyway, the reason for the throwing about of all this math is to simply say that for New Line, it's pretty easy to figure out that Friday After Next makes as much sense as another Austin Powers does; and so here you go.
There aren't any details known about this sequel yet, except that the cowriters of the first film, D.J. Pooh and Ice Cube have been approached by New Line to write it; but as of an article in January, 2000 in The Hollywood Reporter, they hadn't started writing it yet. Basically, as I write this in June of 2000, this sequel is in that earliest stage of development as writers are attached, but (to my knowledge), no script has been turned in yet. Once that happens, New Line wil probably look for a director, and then see if they can work out a schedule that Ice Cube and the rest of the returning cast can handle.
(1/30/01) Variety reports that production is scheduled to start sometime in 2002.
(7/7/01) New Line Cinema is aiming for a release in late November, 2002. (8/1/01) The Hollywood Reporter confirms that three of Cube's costars (Witherspoon, Epps, and Curry) are signed on to return.
(8/24/01) Marcus Raboy, who has directed three Ice Cube music videos, is now signed to direct, with filming scheduled to start a bit sooner, this fall.
(1/24/02) New Line is now aiming for November 27th, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Page Created: 6/13/00
Page Updated: 1/24/02
after next friday you think that they would have been banned from making another...
friday was the shizzznit, should have stopped there.
Thats the $20 million dollar smokey to you now.
Maybe a cameo or ice having a flash back to the 1st one would get him in the 3rd movie.
His price is now very high and I dont see think Smokey will be back.
Part 2 had its moments but was not as good as the 1st. Part 3, hopefully will be better.
oops....... 10 mil ....20 mil whats the difference?
great minds think alike ... err...
ok your great mind and umm, mine agrees that it probably wont happen.
i was just figuring a scenario that might work.
from what I heard ( the father in the movie was on the radio here ) it is back to the ghetto ( the $$$ house was sold or something )