It seems as if Tupac is finally getting his own biopic in movie theaters, but will it uphold his legacy or paint him in a negative light?
Word is, Benny Boom has signed on to direct the upcoming film, replacing Carl Franklin. Benny directed movies S.W.A.T: Firefight, Next Day Air, and several music videos. Boom took to his Instagram account to confirm the news, ” I am blessed with the opportunity of a lifetime. Telling the story of this revolutionary, artist, visionary, genius, soldier! I will make him proud and uphold the legacy.“-@boomlife
There have been talks of a Tupac movie for several years and John Singleton was once on board with this particular project before he dropped out stating that there were “major creative differences.” John also took to his Instagram account to say,”Real talk! The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved aren’t really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur.”
Tupac starred in Poetic Justice alongside Janet Jackson in 1993. The film was directed by John Singleton.
Director John Singleton was replaced by Carl Franklin and Carl has now been replaced with Benny Boom. With so many directors stepping up and stepping down, is there a chance that this movie may not be exactly what we’ve been waiting for?
I’m excited about a possible Tupac biopic, but I will not support a film that is aimed to hurt his legacy. So they better come correct and Benny if it’s not right-DON’T YOU DO IT EITHER! Hell, this same company (Morgan Creek) sued ‘Pac’s mom (Afeni Shakur) for the rights to his music for the film and she sued their asses right back! They did eventually reach an agreement, but if this movie doesn’t undergo production by the end of this year the rights revert back to mama! So we will see…
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