Ice Cube is looking to reunite with his Three Kings director David O. Russell to create a potential franchise for New Line, wherein Ice Cube would star as a plainclothes detective who's quick on the trigger, reports Deadline.

The R-rated raw drama would be thematically a throwback to those 70s revenge films like the Harry Callahan movies (Dirty Harry) that starred Clint Eastwood.

The idea was hatched by David O. Russell and New Line chief Toby Emmerich. They are still working out the details of the story.

David O. Russell might co-write it, but New Line will likely bring someone else in to get the project started.

No production date has been set.