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We could call that a pretty awesome idea, because it’s well known thing that Tupac’s life definitely deserves a big screen adaptation. After all, we all had a chance to see that even a documentary of Shakur’s life, 2003’s Tupac: Resurrection, was nominated for an Oscar.
So, at this moment we have an info that the upcoming Fuqua’s project will be produced by Morgan Creek Productions and is expected to start shooting in September.
It all started when director said: “We’re doing Tupac Shakur’s movie next in September, that’s what I’ve been starting up and working on now with Morgan Creek and Jim Robinson. I just got the green light from him and we’re going in September. I’ve just started to prep that.”
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Although last year's Notorious B.I.G. biopic did just moderate business at the box office, we all knew it was only a matter of time before his buddy Tupac would get his own film as well. The legendary rapper was shot and killed back in 1996, and since then he has been the subject of numerous documentaries (including the Academy Award-nominated Tupac: Resurrection), but he has never been featured in his own biopic. This week Digital Spy  has learned that a Tupac movie has officially been greenlit by Morgan Creek, with Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter) attached to direct. Fuqua had this to say: "It looks like we're doing Tupac Shakur's movie next in September, that's what I've been starting up and working on now... I've been working on that for a while with Morgan Creek and Jim Robinson. I just got the greenlight from him and we're going in September. »
“It looks like we’re doing Tupac Shakur’s movie next in September, that’s what I’ve been starting up and working on now. I’ve been working on that for a while with Morgan Creek and Jim Robinson. I just got the greenlight from him and we’re going in September. I’ve just started to prep that.”
It will be interesting to see how Fuqua approaches Tupac’s feud with Notorious Big in comparison to how George Tillman Jr. told it from Big’s perspective in last year’s Notorious. As to the rumor that Fuqua would be re-teaming with his Tears of the Sun star Bruce Willis for the prison break drama The Tomb, the director said, “That’s a »
- Matt Goldberg
3 items from 2010
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