Saturday, 12 February 2011

NEWS: Tupac Film Announced

Morgan Creek Productions have announced that a film about rapper Tupac is to go ahead this year with Antoine Fuqua at the helm. Good news?

I imagine a lot of people will be excited that "Training Day" director Fuqua will be responsible for the long-awaited biopic of one of the most famous rappers of all time. However, I don't know if it's such a good thing. This is mainly because I didn't like Training Day that much, I thought it was an average movie at best and more proof that as much as I like Denzel in interviews etc. - he is essentially a very 2D actor. In any case, I don't think he'll be slipping into Tupac's shoes. I hope so anyway. But people who liked Training Day forget what other films Fuqua has done - the abysmal "King Arthur", lacklustre "Tears of the Sun" and the Wahlberg bore "Shooter" - all arguably his biggest films since "Training Day". It just shows that if you do some nice, splashy music videos it doesn't mean you got the balls to go over 3 minutes and he might have hit the right notes with his Oscar-loved Washington vehicle, but can he do Tupac justice?

In any case, apparently Tupac's family are happy about it and I doubt it will bring up his violent tendencies including shooting two drunk cops, his part of a gang-rape of a 19 year old girl (something he denied to his grave but was committed for - after having sex with her a few days before she came back and then it all got a bit twisted in the bedroom with his mates). Anyway, it's a tricky subject to handle, a person idolised by millions but with a very chequered past.

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