News: 50 Cent Seals Film Production Deal, Re-Links W/ Val Kilmer For New Movie
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009 10:10AM
50 Cent's Cheetah Vision film company has joined forces with entrepreneur Richard Jackson to begin production on a new film and co-finance up to five movies a year in the future.
While details are still emerging, Fif's partnership will begin with production on his new film alongside Val Kilmer, The Gun.
Jackson has formed Action Jackson Films and kicks off the partnership with a commitment to fully fund The Gun, a drama scripted by Cheetah Vision partner Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (no relation to Richard Jackson), who will star with Val Kilmer. Jesse Terro is set to direct the picture, which begins production next month. Emmett, who is partnered with Furla in Emmett/Furla Films banner and with 50 Cent in Cheetah Vision, said that he met Richard Jackson during a "high stakes card game in Las Vegas." They formed a friendship that led Jackson to ante up for the film venture. (Variety)
According to 50, his upcoming film will focus on the impact guns have on certain people.
The film focuses on two friends (played by 50 and Val Kilmer) whose loyalties are tested when they become involved in illegal gun dealing. 50 revealed that he came up with the script while thinking about how guns land in the hands of wrong people. "It's a socially conscious theme that people aren't paying attention to," explained 50. The Gun will begin filming next month. Jesse Terro will be serving as director. The Gun is one of three films that 50 Cent has written and he plans to bring them to the big screen via his Cheetah Vision imprint. (Six Shot)
Fif's company has reportedly been hard at work preparing new films since last January.
50 said Cheetah Vision had already bought eight scripts. "They are all different types of movies that I bought the rights to, and we're developing projects. You will see different things from me in the future," he said. (Reuters)
His first production was slated to be with Nicolas Cage in a film centering on boxing.
The first to be produced would be The Dance. "[Cage] plays the founder of a boxing program, and I play a fighter who goes to state prison," 50 said. "I don't think [the economy] will affect me as much as it will the other people that are out there because I'm not afraid to finance some of these things myself if I have to." (BBC)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out television host Wendy Williams speaking on one of 50 Cent's past movie auditions below: