Ice Cube Movie Changes Plot, Sequel To ‘Are We There Yet?’ On The Way

Ice Cube’s forthcoming comedic film Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

is being redone as the sequel to the rapper’s 2005 movie, Are We There Yet?

According to Variety,

the change occurred after Revolution Studios announced it had ceased development

of new product. The big opening for Martin Lawrence’s new movie, Big Momma’s

House 2, was also cited as a factor in changing the movie’s plot.

Ice Cube will

remain as the star of the sequel, titled Are We Done Yet, while Steve

Carr will stay on as director. The new movie will be produced by Ted Hartley,

Todd Garner, and Ice Cube and his Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez.

The studio is

also trying to secure deals with Nia Long, who played the single mom and Ice

Cube’s love interest in the original, and Aleisha Allen and Philip Bolden, the

children who accompanied the rapper’s kid-phobic character on a hellish road

trip, Variety reports.

The sequel finds

Ice Cube and company moving from the big city to the suburbs. A house renovation

leads to chaos, particularly when the contractor who clashes with Ice Cube bonds

with his wife and the two kids.

Blandings,

described as a remake of the Cary Grant comedy of the same name, would have

featured Thomas Haden Church, who is now working on Spider-Man 3. The

actor was set to play a contractor in the remake.

Are We There

Yet?, which earned $82 million as Columbia Pictures’ second highest grossing

film of 2005, has sold 3.7 million DVDs in North America, according to Revolution.

The sequel begins production in Vancouver in June.

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