Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) will take on a biopic of slain rapper Tupac Shakur as his next project. Speaking to the Digital Spy, Fuqua said:
“It looks like we’re doing Tupac Shakur’s movie next in September, that’s what I’ve been starting up and working on now. I’ve been working on that for a while with Morgan Creek and Jim Robinson. I just got the greenlight from him and we’re going in September. I’ve just started to prep that.”
It will be interesting to see how Fuqua approaches Tupac’s feud with Notorious BIG in comparison to how George Tillman Jr. told it from BIG’s perspective in last year’s Notorious. As to the rumor that Fuqua would be re-teaming with his Tears of the Sun star Bruce Willis for the prison break drama The Tomb, the director said, “That’s a conversation I’ve been having with Bruce.” Fuqua is also attached to direct an adaptation of the spy thriller novel Consent to Kill. A documentary of Shakur’s life, 2003’s Tupac: Resurrection, was nominated for an Oscar.