Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has announced that they are teaming up with Morgan Creek Productions to co-finance and co-produce a movie –Tupac. The movie will focus on the life of the hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur. Both companies have rights to exploit Tupac’s musical catalog.
The co-producers are reportedly working with a script by Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft.
The talented hip-hop rapper and actor who was also best known by his stage names 2Pac, Pac, and Makaveli was shot and killed in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996 at the age of 25. Tupac’s sold over 75 million albums worldwide making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. According to Rolling Stone, his double disc album All Eyez on Me is one of the bestselling hip hop albums of all time.
In April 2012, the deceased rapper appeared shirtless on stage and performance "Hail Mary," followed by "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" with Snoop. Thanks to the technology of hologram, the appearance of Tupac's hologram reportedly cost $10m.
February 2014 is the start date for the movies production in Atlanta; and, it is expected to cost about $45 million.
Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, will be a producer of the film.
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