The final film in the Friday series is reportedly mired in development hell, following heated disagreements between director and studio.

Whilst it seems that Ice Cube and Warner Bros both want to get the final instalment in the popular Friday series up and running, reports are stating that the two sides have reached a position where it is looking increasingly unlikely that the film will get off the ground.

Accusations are forthcoming from both sides, with Ice Cube’s representatives stating that the studio have been sending excessive amounts of notes regarding submitted scripts for Last Friday, whilst accusations of discrimination have then followed. In reverse, Warner Bros is claiming that Ice Cube has been distracted by other ventures, rather than fully committing to the project.

Whether there’s any truth to the accusations we’ll most likely never know, but the acrimony that is clouding the relationship between filmmaker and studio seems to be choking any chance of the film getting made.

Ice Cube has reportedly demanded that Warner Bros surrender the rights to Last Friday, along with a few other films, but we’d suggest that is unlikely to happen. Nonetheless, it’s another case of filmmaker dissatisfaction for a studio that has suffered with this problem chronically throughout the last year.

In the past, Ice Cube has been vocal about these issues, stating “I really apologise to my friend for not getting the next Friday movie made. It’s not my fault. Some dumbass people in Hollywood, at New Line Cinema… Gave you punks two scripts and you all didn’t want to do them. That’s the real. We was trying to make that movie for years and we couldn’t get it done, but we got the other three, and we got our memories, and we got our love.”

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