The All Eyez On Me biopic is on the way and everything, but there’s a new documentary on the deck for the late Tupac Shakur and all his fans. It will be directed by Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) with the blessing of the Tupac estate, alongside White Horse Pictures and Amaru Entertainment.
The documentary does not have a title as of yet, but there are some details about it. Jayson Jackson and Nigel Sinclair will be producing, with Jackson coming fresh off the success of Netflix film What Happened, Miss Simone?.
Here’s what McQueen had to say about the film and his involvement:
“I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist. I attended NYU film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine overlapping with Tupac’s through a mutual friend in a small way. Few, if any shined brighter than Tupac Shakur. I look forward to working closely with his family to tell the unvarnished story of this talented man.”
Either way, this seems real interesting on paper and might turn out to be the best project about ‘Pac that comes out within the next few years. We’ll keep you posted when more details surface.