Ice Cube and Warner Bros. are locked in a heated battle surrounding the latest installment in the Friday franchise, Last Friday, which was greenlit back in 2012. Both parties are pointing the finger at one another, with reported disagreements over the script and property rights delaying production.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the main issue halting the project is centered around the storyline.
Ice Cube reportedly had the movie taking place in a prison, and the studios allegedly didn’t think the first draft was funny, and Cube was given notes that the second draft was “off the mark.”
Ice Cube reportedly felt that the criticism of the script was a way of Warner Bros. holding off on production.
However, Warner Bros. claimed that Ice Cube was slowing down the production of the project by focusing on his other endeavors, including his Big3 basketball league.