I’m no fan of rap music, but I must certainly say that some of their success stories of overcoming difficult circumstances is certainly quite inspiring. And last year we saw the great Straight Outta Compton which focused on the rise and fall further rise of the rap group NWA and went on to show that if these stories can be well told in a great film, it can do well at the box office too. Well, the next big rap movie is going to be heading to our big screens and it’s no surprise that they’ve chosen to make a biopic on one of the biggest posthumous rappers whose life story and legacy still lives on to this day: Tupac Shakur.
And the teaser trailer for the film titled All Eyez On Me has just dropped for our viewing pleasure. The film is set to chronicle the whole life story of the legendary rapper, including his rise to super stardom as a hip-hop artist and actor, his imprisonment, and his time at Death Row Records. There is no word yet on whether it will cover the controversial events of his death, but they may just be hiding those details for the actual movie.
The film is directed by Benny Boom (Next Day Air, SWAT: Firefight) who hasn’t directed much of substance in the movie space, but has a history of directing popular rap music videos for the likes of 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, P.Diddy and Nas so he certainly has the passion to turn this into a successful film. Who really stands out in this film is its star, newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. who looks remarkably like the rapper he is portraying – almost eerily so.
Check it out below.
Now that looks like quite a well-made and suitably weight film, so if the popularity of the rapper is anything to go by, I have no doubt this film will be a huge crowd turner and success once it is released. All Eyez On Me currently does not have any release date, but I’m sure we will hear of one in the near future.
Last Updated: June 20, 2016