After the success of the first two installments, Universal is staying in the "Ride Along" business, ordering up a second sequel to hit 2014 film.

Variety reports that the studio is currently developing "Ride Along 3," which will once again reunite stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. The duo star as mismatched brothers-in-law who take the titular ride in Cube's police car in the first film, then team up again to take down a crime lord in the sequel.

There's no word yet on the plot for the third entry in the franchise, though screenwriting duo Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi -- who also wrote the first two films -- are once again penning the script. Director Tim Story is also returning.

Though the "Ride Along" series has seen diminishing returns at the box office, it's still a proven hit for Universal, with the first flick grossing $153 million worldwide back in 2014 on a $25 million budget. "Ride Along 2" -- which was actually greenlit before the first film even premiered, based off the positive buzz it generated ahead of its release -- hit theaters back in January of this year, and made $124 million worldwide.

No word yet on when "Ride Along 3" may be slated for release, though Variety notes that the project is still in early development. Stay tuned.

[via: Variety]
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