The much anticipated biopic based on the extraordinary life of Tupac Shakur has been in the works for years now. And all the way up until the present day there has been problem after problem, which has ultimately delayed the movie from being released for a while now. The most recent delay seemed to be problems about who will direct this huge biopic. Director John Singleton had been set to direct the movie, but whether he quit or was fired is still up in the air. Here is what he had to say about the situation via twitter.
“The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved aren’t really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur,” Singleton explained in an Instagram post announcing his departure. “To Pac’s real fans, just know I am still planning a movie on Tupac. It doesn’t matter what they do, mine will be better. Tupac was much more than a hip hop artist. He was a black man guided by his passions. Of most importance was his love of black people and culture … something the people involved in this movie know nothing about''.
“How you gonna make a movie about a man when you suing his mother to get the rights to tell his story,” he continued. “They have no true love 4 Pac so this movie will not be made with love! And that’s why my ass isn’t involved! If Tupac knew what was going on he’d ride on all these fools and take it to the streets … but I won’t do that. I’ll just make my own project. What ya’ll think about that?!”
Since John Singleton has left the project though, a new director has been attached to the project. And the search has reportedly begun for the cinematic version of Tupac.
Finding the right person for the role is extremely important. Especially since Tupac, like many other musical legends, has risen above the just being another artist, but instead a cultural icon.