50 Cent puts an 8 Mile TV show “in motion”

Rapper 50 Cent wants to get rich or die by adapting the movie 8 miles for television.

50 Cent revealed his plans during an interview on Big Boy TVconfirms, “I’ll take his 8 miles to the television. We are on the move.” 50 Cent didn’t elaborate on any plot details, but reports suggest that his 8 miles spin will be a prequel that offers a look at the early days of Jimmy, aka Rabbit, when he was just a kitten.

50 Cent cemented his idea by saying, “I think it should be there for [Eminem’s] heritage because it is important to me that they understand that.”

50 Cent also boasted about his own filmography, saying: “It’s gonna be big. I got no duds. I hit a hundred, I hit a hundred.” While it seems like a bit of a stretch – he’s definitely not hitting a hundred (.500 maybe…) – 50 Cent has proven to be quite a prolific movie star, appearing in Flight plan film, Antoine Fuquas Southpaw and horror movies Skill House, “a dark satire of social media and influencer culture that explores the lengths people will go to for online fame.” 50 Cent also featured in the 2005s Get rich or die trying’which actually took a lot of influence, structurally, from 8 miles.

8 miles was released in 2002 to a rather surprising amount of acclaim, with groups such as the Chicago Film Critics Association nominating Eminem for Most Promising Performer and the Online Film Critics Society nominating him for Best Breakthrough Performance. Most notably, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, becoming the first rap song to do so.

One guarantee for 50 cents 8 miles adaptation is that director Curtis Hanson will not be attached. unfortunately, Hanson died in 2016 at the age of 71.

50 Cent and Eminem previously teamed up for the Super Bowl LVI halftime show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and more.

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