Ice Cube and Three Kings director David O Russel are in talks with New Line to create a new movie franchise.

According to, the west coast emcee/actor will play a plainclothes detective who isn’t afraid to pull the trigger, in what has been described as “thematically a throwback to those 70s revenge films like the Harry Callahan movies that starred Clint Eastwood.”

Russel will produce the film with Cube and his Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez.

Cube is currently starring in Rampart, playing a detective on the trail of a crooked LAPD officer who’s at the center of a coruption scandal.