Rapper 50 Cent teams up with Eminem to bring his 2002 film to the small screen
Although 50 Cent is widely known as a prominent hip hop musician, the fact is that in recent years the artist has also developed a fruitful career in the world of television. Whether as an actor or a producer, the 47-year-old New Yorker seems to be increasingly involved in the small screen and his next project is proof of this.
According to information from The Hollywood Reporter, the singer will join rapper Eminem to bring a new series to the small screen. This is the story of 8 Mile: Street of Illusions, a semi-autobiographical film that in 2002 earned the musician an Oscar for best soundtrack for the song “Lose Yourself.”
“I’m going to bring his 8 Mile to TV,” 50 Cent said in an interview with Big Boy TV. This news was given before it was confirmed that the interpreter of “Stan” would also be involved in the project. At this time both artists are already in talks for the next musical production that will unite them for the first time: “We are on the move.”
50 Cent anticipated that the television show “will be something big. I am working. I have no failure. I hit a hundred, I’m hitting a hundred. This is a clear reference to his long-running series Power on Starz. As well as various spin-offs of him such as Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan and Power Book IV: Force.
The rapper confessed to interviewer Big Boy that he didn’t have to convince Eminem to agree to his movie becoming a series. “I think I should be there for his legacy, because if you don’t see it, it’s important to me that they understand it,” the rapper said. “You know what I mean?”
50 Cent explained that he has envisioned the upcoming production as an updated, modern and darker version of the classic 2002 feature film. He even went so far as to say that his reinterpretation of 8 Mile will be something very similar to what was done with the Bel-Air series ( 2022), the remake of The Prince of Rap (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air).
“I want to be able to show and offer a lot more detail, things that you would say in an interview or different things that you’ve already used, that you’ve put out there and things like that,” he said. “You will see those things as by the surface and the temperament of the characters,” he added.
After its release, 8 Mile: Street of Illusions became a critical and box office success, the film earned more than 242 million dollars and sites like Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 75% approval rating. Over the years this film has become a cult production among rap and hip hop lovers. This being a project that showed something that had not been told before on the big screen: rap battles with freestyle.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, Eminem’s real name was born and lived during his early youth in the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods of Detroit. He was constantly involved in fights and before he became famous, he had a complicated life. The story seen in the film is loosely based on these passages in the artist’s life. It shows how he kicked off his career between rap battles.
Before this series arrives you can see Redemption (Southpaw) in which 50 Cent participates and is on Netflix.
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