Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 6:16 AM
Ice Age 4
Ice Age 4 - First Look
Hip-hop star Nicki, 26, will lend her vocal talents to what is the fourth instalment in the prehistoric film franchise, official title Ice Age: Continental Drift.
According to Variety magazine, the Pink Friday diva joins Ice Age regulars Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo.
newcomers, in addition to Hot Fuzz actor Frost, include comedian, actress and author Joy Behar, Saturday Night Live’s JB Smoove and American actor Alan Tudyk, who played Simon in British comedy Death at a Funeral.
Slated for a July 2012 release, Ice Age 4 will arrive just in time for the summer blockbuster season from the 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios stables.
Chris Wedge will reprise his role as Scrat, the ‘saber-toothed squirrel’ obsessed with acorns who inadvertently helps Sid (Leguizamo) reunite with his long-lost family.
Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier are on directing duty for Ice Age: Continental Drift, while Lori Forte and John Donkin are producing the 3D flick.
The last film, Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, raked in more than $850million after it was released in summer 2009.