News: 50 Cent Re-Loads "Gun" W/ Val Kilmer, New Crime Thriller Film On Deck
Thursday, Dec 24, 2009 12:31PM
Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent has re-linked with his Streets of Blood co-star Val Kilmer for an upcoming crime thriller called Gun.
According to reports, the film is slated to start production in Michigan.
Charles Malik Whitfield, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Val Kilmer are set to star in "Gun." Set in the world of illegal drug dealing, the drama, which Jessy Terrero is directing, is based on an original story by Jackson. "Gun," which is about to begin filming in Grand Rapids, Mich., is being produced by Emmett/Furla Films, Cheetah Vision Films and Action Jackson Films. (Hollywood Reporter)
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 information on Gun has been revealed as of now.