With the worldwide gross for the original film already in excess of $120 million, Universal Pictures is moving forward with Ride Along 2. Deadline reports today that both Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are set to reprise their roles with Tim Story returning to direct.
The original film’s scribes Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi will also return. Their new script is said to both up the first film’s action level and expand the comedy’s cast with multicultural additions.
Ice Cube will again produce alongside Matt Alvarez, Will Packer and Larry Brezner. Production is targeted for this summer with a 2015 release likely but not yet confirmed.