News: Eminem Headed Back To The Big Screen For 3-D Rap Horror Movie
Friday, Nov 6, 2009 11:46AM
Oscar-winning rapper Eminem has reportedly been tapped to star in an upcoming 3-D horror film with an underlying hip-hop theme called The Shady Talez.
While details are still being released, Em is also producing the project.
Eminem is set to star in a 3D hip-hop horror anthology entitled Shady Talez, it's been reported. The rapper will also produce the horror movie, which is earmarked for release next year. Described as a cross between The Twilight Zone and Creep Show, the movie will be produced by DJ Classicz. Trade paper Screen International reports that a four-issue comic book series is to be released alongside the movie. (Gig Wise)
Speculation of the film's existence began to circulate last week.
Earlier today (October 28) reports hit the 'Net that Eminem was prepping the release of a series of horror films titled Shady Talez. Gore fans read on shocktillyoudrop.com that the Detroit MC had plans to develop an anthology of flicks paying homage to some of the genre's cult favorites, like Christine, Aliens and The Lost Boys. According to the site, Em would even have multiple acting roles in the project. XXLMag.com spoke to the rap superstar's publicist, Dennis Dennehy, who said nothing is set in stone thus far. "There's been talks," he said, "but [I] can't confirm anything yet." (XXL Mag)
Slim Shady is also reportedly in talks to possibly star as a boxer in a film project with Mark Wahlberg.
"We were supposed to do this boxing movie together," Wahlberg said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid about Matt Damon. "We were going to play brothers and I don't think he's really feeling up to it so maybe we'll get Eminem to play the part. It's because we want two guys with some real edge and I think he was attached to play one of the parts at one point. Me and him actually talked on the phone while I was in Philly making another movie so um, either that or my brother. There's not too many people that can be believed in as being brothers, maybe half brothers but still, these guys had a really hard life. We want it to kinda feel authentic as opposed to getting some soft Hollywood act." (Radio Planet TV)
Em previously made an appearance in last summer's Adam Sandler film Funny People.
"Marshall Mathers is in it," director Judd Apatow said in an interview. "I still don't know [how it happened.] I was scared to pitch jokes to him then I realized his songs are as nasty as anything that has ever been spoken. There is no way to offend him." (MTV Movie Blogs)
No further details have been revealed as of now.