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Ice Cube sees ‘Ghosts’

Thesp to star in futuristic thriller

Ice Cube will expand his repertoire to become a sci-fi action hero in Screen Gems’ “John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars,” in which he has signed on for a lead role. Production is set for a June start.

A thriller set 174 years in the future, “Ghosts of Mars” concerns human colonists of the Red Planet who must be rescued after becoming possessed by vengeful Martian ghosts. Carpenter and Larry Sulkis wrote the script.

The title will be released domestically by Sony label Screen Gems, with most overseas territories handled by Columbia TriStar Intl. Screen Gems exec veep Clint Culpepper oversees the project for the studio.

“Ghosts of Mars” will be produced by Carpenter with Sandy King’s Storm King Prods. King also produced Carpenter’s “Vampires,” “Village of the Damned,” “In the Mouth of Madness” and “They Live.”

Cube, who starred in David O. Russell’s “Three Kings,” most recently starred in, wrote and produced “Next Friday,” which grossed $56 million domestically. His latest disc, “Peace,” debuted in the No. 3 spot. Rapper-thesp is developing “Pimp” at Fine Line Features and “Shadow Man” at New Line Cinema; both will be co-produced by the Firm and Cube Vision.

Cube is repped by CAA and the Firm. Ice Cube will expand his repertoire to become a sci-fi action hero in Screen Gems’ “John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars,” in which he has signed on for a lead role. Production is set for a June start.

A thriller set 174 years in the future, “Ghosts of Mars” concerns human colonists of the Red Planet who must be rescued after becoming possessed by vengeful Martian ghosts. Carpenter and Larry Sulkis wrote the script.

The title will be released domestically by Sony label Screen Gems, with most overseas territories handled by Columbia TriStar Intl. Screen Gems exec veep Clint Culpepper oversees the project for the studio.

“Ghosts of Mars” will be produced by Carpenter with Sandy King’s Storm King Prods. King also produced Carpenter’s “Vampires,” “Village of the Damned,” “In the Mouth of Madness” and “They Live.”

Cube, who starred in David O. Russell’s “Three Kings,” most recently starred in, wrote and produced “Next Friday,” which grossed $56 million domestically. His latest disc, “Peace,” debuted in the No. 3 spot. Rapper-thesp is developing “Pimp” at Fine Line Features and “Shadow Man” at New Line Cinema; both will be co-produced by the Firm and Cube Vision.

Cube is repped by CAA and the Firm. Ice Cube will expand his repertoire to become a sci-fi action hero in Screen Gems’ “John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars,” in which he has signed on for a lead role. Production is set for a June start.

A thriller set 174 years in the future, “Ghosts of Mars” concerns human colonists of the Red Planet who must be rescued after becoming possessed by vengeful Martian ghosts. Carpenter and Larry Sulkis wrote the script.

The title will be released domestically by Sony label Screen Gems, with most overseas territories handled by Columbia TriStar Intl. Screen Gems exec veep Clint Culpepper oversees the project for the studio.

“Ghosts of Mars” will be produced by Carpenter with Sandy King’s Storm King Prods. King also produced Carpenter’s “Vampires,” “Village of the Damned,” “In the Mouth of Madness” and “They Live.”

Cube, who starred in David O. Russell’s “Three Kings,” most recently starred in, wrote and produced “Next Friday,” which grossed $56 million domestically. His latest disc, “Peace,” debuted in the No. 3 spot. Rapper-thesp is developing “Pimp” at Fine Line Features and “Shadow Man” at New Line Cinema; both will be co-produced by the Firm and Cube Vision.

Cube is repped by CAA and the Firm.

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