ride along

It may not have yet arrived on our shores, but Ride Along is the first bona-fide hit of 2014. (It came out before The Lego Movie in the States… which we’re also waiting for.)

Ice Cube and ascendant comedian Kevin Hart star in the mismatched buddy comedy, all about a fast-talking security guard shown real police work by his prospective brother-in-law.

Deadline is reporting that a sequel is in the works, which makes sense considering the first flick’s impressive $117 million box office take.

Director Tim Story will return to helm the follow-up, while Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi will pen the script.

Whether they remain the final credited screenwriters is unknown. Ride Along famously languished for a decade in Hollywood, going through numerous re-writes until it was tailored for Hart and Cube.

Ride Along (#1) hits local cinemas in March.