It looks like The Shelter could open the door for rap battles again.
50 Cent reveals he and Eminem are in the process of adapting the ‘Not Afraid’ rapper’s semi-autobiographical film 8 miles for TV.
“We’re moving,” 50 Cent said of the project in an interview with BigBoyTV on Friday.
Multi-hyphen (real name: Curtis Jackson) explained that it didn’t take much convincing to get Eminem interested in turning the 2002 film into a series. I think, because if you haven’t seen it… it’s important to me that they understand that,” the rapper said.
However, that doesn’t mean that elements of the upcoming show will play out exactly like they did in the original film. bel aira reimagining of the beloved NBC sitcom Peacock Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
“I would like to show and provide more details, such as what you say in interviews and what you have already used and put out there.” you’ll see it do.”
Representatives for 50 Cent and Eminem did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
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Directed by the original Curtis Hanson. 8 miles Jimmy (Eminem), an aspiring young rapper from Detroit, is about to launch his career in the local hip-hop scene. The film, which also stars Kim Basinger, Michael Shannon, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy and Anthony Mackie, was an instant hit at the box office and soon after, its soundtrack took the world by storm. Did. billboard album chart.
“8 miles is a hip-hop allegory built around snippets of Eminem’s life and myth, but with an unruly immediacy of its own,” former EW critic Owen Gleiberman wrote in 2002. wrote in the review of Rattlingly alive. ”
Watch 50 Cent talk about the project in the interview above.
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