Tupac News

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Open Road Acquires Rights to John Singleton’s ‘Tupac’

variety.com – Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to “Tupac,” with John Singleton on board to direct. The pic will be produced and financed by Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. Producers are James G. Robinson, David Robinson, L.T. Hutton, Randall Emmett, George Furla and John Singleton. Executive producers are Afeni Shakur, Tom Ortenberg and... 5 years 34 weeks ago via brucelee
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All Eyez On John Singleton As Director Boards Tupac Shakur Biopic

deadline.com – John Singleton has signed on to direct, re-write, and produce Morgan Creek Films and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Tupac Shakur biopic, which is hitting up a summer 2014 shoot. The long-gestating pic about the iconic rapper and sometimes actor known as 2Pac got renewed momentum last Fall when Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films joined Morgan Creek as co-financier. 5 years 43 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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John Singleton Back as Director for Tupac Shakur Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – After falling off the project two years ago, all eyes are on John Singleton to return to Morgan Creek’s untitled Tupac Shakur biopic — a film he’s long wanted to make. Singleton has closed a deal to re-write, direct and produce the biopic about the iconic rapper, which would follow his rise to being one of... 5 years 43 weeks ago via jackiechan
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AFM: Tupac Biopic Set for Spring 2014 Shoot

feedproxy.google.com – The long-gestating project has gotten the greenlight from producers Morgan Creek and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.The long-gestating Tupac biopic has finally set a shooting date, with producers/financiers Morgan Creek and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films announcing plans to begin principal photography on the film next spring. The two companies held a reception for friends and supporters of the late, great hip hop artist at the Zanzibar in Santa Monica last Thursday where producer Randall Emmett confirmed the 2014 shoot is a go. 6 years 4 weeks ago via jetli
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Tupac Biopic Gains Financing; Eying Early 2014 Production Start

screenrant.com – It has nearly been twenty years(!) since the death of rapper/actor/poet/artist/icon Tupac Shakur, which is why it seems so shocking that no one in Hollywood has successfully exploited adapted the late star’s life story into a major motion picture. Tupac’s contemporary The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down a year after Shakur – and yet his life has already been immortalized in the 2009 film, Notorious.

6 years 12 weeks ago via jetli
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Tupac Shakur Movie Gets New Financing Life

variety.com – A long-stalled Tupac Shakur biopic has received new life with Emmett Furla Oasis Films, which is on board to co-finance and co-produce with Morgan Creek Prods. The producers are aiming to begin production in February and have the rights to Shakur’s music catalog. Shakur’s mother Afeni Shakur will be a producer on the film. 6 years 12 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Antoine Fuqua Says '24' Movie Is Dead, Still Waiting On The Script For Tupac Shakur Biopic

Antoine Fuqua
fb.indiewire.com – Antoine Fuqua has been a busy man: the “Training Day” helmer has “Olympus Has Fallen” about to hit theaters, just as his hands are in several pies, developing many upcoming projects. We caught up with him during press for the White House siege film, and while he could only reveal that there were several balls in the air, he did confirm the death of a project he was linked to, the big-screen adaptation of his series “24.” “Yeah, that’s not happening. 6 years 40 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Sundance: 'The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete'’ Scribe Gets 'Tupac' Gig

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Michael Starrbury has been brought on board to rewrite Morgan Creek Productions’ Tupac Shakur biopic. Starrbury wrote the screenplay for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, which is premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The Tupac film was announced by Morgan Creek in early 2011. The e screenplay for the movie about the iconic hip hop artist, who was killed in 1996, was originally written by Steve Bagatourian, Stephen Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson. 6 years 47 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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John Singleton Out Of The Running As Helmer For Tupac Biopic

fb.indiewire.com – This long-gestating biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur backed by production shingle Morgan Creek just can't catch a break can it? After seeing Antoine Fuqua come on board only to leave, return and then seemingly step aside for John Singleton, it looks like negotiations for the latter to officially take over have now fallen apart as well. 8 years 4 weeks ago via donnieyen
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John Singleton May Take The Director's Seat For 'Tupac'

fb.indiewire.com – It has been a long time since John Singleton has made a film that lived up to his early films like "Boyz N The Hood" or "Higher Learning." His last effort was the dismal and lamebrained Taylor Lautner vehicle "Abduction," and while for a brief moment it seemed he would be taking on "Straight Outta Compton," the biopic of N.W.A., he was quickly pushed out with different trio of filmmakers in the running for the gig (apparently Craig Brewer is favored though it will depend on well (or not) "Footloose" does this weekend). 8 years 9 weeks ago via jackiechan
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