Good news Pac fans, the long-awaited Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me, is officially in post-production!
After countless setbacks, the Morgan Creek Productions film crew shot the final scenes of the long-awaited film
20 minutes from my crib in Las Vegas earlier this week.
Carl Franklin John Singleton Benny Boom, All Eyez On Me will chronicle the life and legacy of the legendary rapper—from being born into a family with historical connections to the Black Panther party to his untimely death in 1996.
“We’re starting from before he was born,” Boom told Billboard. “His parents were Black Panthers. You see the struggles of his youth, his relationship with his mother, father figures that were in and out of his life, and what he developed into as a man from that. It humanizes him.”
The film follows Tupac’s rise to superstardom, as well as his time in prison and controversial ride with Death Row Records—including, but far from limited to, the birth of the East Coast/West Coast rap war.
“Our film is about truth,” Boom said. “It’s not about anybody’s side of the story. These were young guys acting irrationally, but hadn’t walked in manhood long enough to understand how to deal with situations. They had armies around them to hype them up. It’s a cautionary tale.”
While shooting the final scenes—which include the hours and events leading up to the fatal shooting on the corner of Flamingo & Koval—the production team was honored with a proclamation from the County Commissioner of Clark Country, Lawrence Weekly.
L—R: Demetrius Shipp, Jr (Tupac), L.T. Hutton (Producer), James G. Robinson (CEO, Morgan Creek Productions), Lawrence Weekly (Clark County Commissioner), Benny Boom (Director), and David Robinson (President, MCP).
Still without a release date, Boom and company are eyeing September to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Pac’s death.