‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel With Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur in the Works
The N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton has become a huge box office success for Universal. Now comes word that a sequel involving two of the most respected West Coast icons in hip-hop -- Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur -- is in the works.
According to TMZ, former Tha Dogg Pound member Daz Dillinger told the gossip website that a movie is in the works that will chronicle the life of Snoop, Nate Dogg, Kurupt and Warren G who all worked with Dr. Dre -- particularly on his classic 1992 album, The Chronic. The working title for the film is Dogg Pound 4 Life.
Daz says that none of the cast members in Straight Outta Compton will appear in the film, however, Dr. Dre's son, Curtis Young, will play the legendary producer. No decision yet on who will play Snoop, 2Pac or Ice Cube who, reportedly, has given his stamp of approval on the project.
There's no word if Universal is going to back the movie, and honestly, they will probably pass on it. However, there's probably one Hollywood studio executive who is rubbing their hands right now and figuring out a way to capitalize on the success of this Straight Outta Compton sequel.
While it's great to see a hip-hop-based film do so well at the box office, let's not tarnish the legacy of N.W.A by pilfering off their story line for the almighty dollar.
What do you think? Do you want to see a movie based on the life and success of Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur--post N.W.A? Tell us in the comments below.