“12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen is set to direct an official Tupac documentary.
Tupac is a fairly popular figure right now from the biopic coming out next month to the more recent pop-up restaurant in NYC, now Steve McQueen has been given the keys to direct a documentary based on the bigger than life legend.
The documentary will be produced by Nigel Sinclair, and Tupac’s estate is fully behind the project. Rap-Up quotes the estate’s trustee Tom Wholly as saying,
“Tupac’s timeless message resonates today as strongly as it did when I first discovered him in 1990, possibly more so…With this film, we will show the artist and the young man who existed beyond the news. I have an obligation to both Tupac and Afeni Shakur, to make sure this project becomes realized.”
The goal for this new Tupac documentary is the shed light on the greatness of Pac beyond the wild ‘Thug Life’ imagine that was only merely a small chip of his mountain of a legacy. The film is in great hands as McQueen is excited and proud to be at the helm of this project,
“I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist,” said McQueen. “I attended NYU film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine overlapping with Tupac’s through a mutual friend in a small way. Few, if any shined brighter than Tupac Shakur. I look forward to working closely with his family to tell the unvarnished story of this talented man.”
The Tupac biopic is set to be released this June 16, and at this time there no set day for the McQueen documentary.