Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett Furla Films are in final negotiations to partner on the biopic Tupac, based on the life of Tupac Shakur, both production companies jointly announced today.
Tupac centers on the life of the charismatic yet controversial artist. Rapper, poet, actor and political activist, Tupac shot to fame with “2Pacalypse Now,” lauded for its seminal underground vibe and still an inspiration for major artists today. Tupacs politically charged lyrics, inspired by his parents activism as Black Panthers in the 60s & early 70s, condemned governmental intrusion in black communities. Tupacs increased participation in the East Coast-West Coast Rap rivalry became well documented and avidly followed by his fans. On September 7, 1996 he was gunned down on a street corner in Las Vegas, where he died 6 days later. His murder was never solved.
Tupac will be produced by James G. Robinson, David Robinson & LT Hutton along with Randall Emmett and George Furla. The film will be executive produced by Tupacs mother, Afeni Shakur. Production is scheduled to begin next year in Atlanta.