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Straight Outta Compton Director F. Gary Gray Looking Into Sci-Fi

"How about Are We There Yet? The Mars Edition"


Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray, most known for films like Law Abiding CitizenThe Negotiator, and an impressive resume of music videos, has a new project on the horizon: a sci-fi film.

Gray, who’s a big fan of Cosmos and spent time in between shooting Straight Outta Compton to stare at Pluto, says:

I’m really, really heavily researching a sci-fi movie. I have a huge telescope and I stargaze. I marvel when I study the moon and think of stories about colonizing Mars.

He even jokingly suggested a project starring Ice Cube, with whom the director has collaborated with in films like Straight Outta ComptonFriday and the music video for It Was a Good Day.

How about Are We There Yet? The Mars Edition, with Neil deGrasse Tyson as a guest star.


I’d be up for a roadtrip movie where Ice Cube and Tyson blast off in space, how about you?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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