In 1995, Tupac wrote a script. Seventeen years later, it’s could be made into a film.
According to Indiewire, Tupac Shakur may have his work on the silver screen – but not as another music biopic. Back in 1995, Tupac wrote a screenplay while he was in jail for an 11-month sentence. Well, it would appear NStar Studios (who worked with the rapper’s mother to make the documentary Tupac: Resurrection and acquired rights to the script), have plans to produce a film some time before the year is out. Keeping it tight, huh? Entitled Live 2 Tell, the script is said to tell the story of a teenage drug lord’s attempts to leave his criminal life and start afresh (proper synopsis below). Their Kickstarter campaign was launched only yesterday with a goal to raise $250k in the next 30 days, with the money initially going towards development, pre-production expenses, legal fees and other such costs. And that’s just the first stage. The estimated budget for the film was said to be around $11m but there’s no word on how that money would be acquired or if that is still an accurate estimate.
Here’s the full synopsis:
At eight years old, it all went wrong for Scott. The suicide of his father and the family’s slow-motion disintegration helped propel him into the higher realms of organized crime. Young Scott is taken under the protective wing of one of the last gentlemen gangsters, Dee. He is being groomed for the top spot when Dee is ambushed and killed by the mysterious Nickedemus gang. Scott takes over, even though older hands feel he’s too inexperienced. However, Scott proves equal to the task and takes the business into legitimate and community-minded directions. His big advantage over his contemporaries is that he can think his way through to a life past crime. After a while, Scott’s fellow cartel heads, one-by-one, start coming up murdered. Scott realizes that it is only a matter of time before Nickedemus reappears and the blood will start flowing. He makes a decision to get out of the game, reconcile with his family and escape to a new life with his school-years sweetheart, Carla. Events overtake him and Scott is forced to deal with the consequences of his life as a major drug dealer. Scott makes it through to the other side, but not before he sheds his share of blood, toil and pain.
Pretty intense. If you want this to become a reality, donate using the link below. As of 17:41 GMT, there are only 4 backers and $65 has been donated but you still have 29 days left so you’ve got time.