Dr. Dre is to produce a new horror film.The music mogul is heading up Thaw with his Crucial Films partner Daniel Schnider.
Thaw'- which will be written by Vik Weet - centers around an ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly-melting ice in the Yukon.
Dr. launched Crucial Films in 2007 with a first-look deal at New Line to produce a series of dark comedies and horror films and Thaw will be the first under the deal. The movie is the latest venture for Dre as it has been claimed that HTC - the company which has a majority stake in his Beats By Dr. Dre headphones range - is in talks to acquire online music service MOG.
He is also still working on Detox album project, with Rick Ross recently revealing he has joined fellow collaborators Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Nas on the record. "We making some things happen, man -- we just gonna see where the pieces fall. But we most definitely putting in major work," Rick said.
Eminem fell off the radar for a few years after his attention-getting role in 2002's 8 Mile, but now the rapper is back in the spotlight with his best-selling album “Recovery,” and he’s getting back in the movie game.
Random Acts of Violence will mark his return to the big screen, but he’s not stopping there. Eminem is currently working on Shady Talez, a 3-D horror film and Southpaw, a drama about boxing -- not baseball.
Scoff if you will, but some writers are already comparing Eminem to the likes of Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg. It wasn’t so long ago that both A-listers were household names because of their rap skills. Will Smith returned to rapping in 1997, but now he’s passed the torch on to his daughter. Wahlberg, perhaps anxious to put his Marky Mark days behind him, has not rapped since he became a bankable box office star.
Random Acts of Violence originally began with a Grand Theft Auto feel, but director David Von Ancken says his vision for the film is more like The Town or The Departed. In the film, Eminem plays an ex-con stuck between his old pals and the FBI.
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