Some movies are so classic, they should NOT be tampered with under any cirmcumstances. Particularly if the movie is the legendary 1992 film Juice, which starred Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur, and especially when the person doing the tampering is Soulja Boy. Nevertheless, during a recent interview with Vibe.com, the “Crank That” rapper revealed he’s remaking the film. Soulja Boy said:
“Basically, it’s your boy Soulja and I’m Bishop in 2011, running around in the streets, man. You know how the movie goes, but we’re flipping it and shooting in Atlanta. I want to show these people my acting side and me being creative—always giving them something new; that’s all. I got the same video director that shot ‘Crank That,’ ‘Kiss Me Through The Phone,’ ‘Turn My Swag On’ —my most successful videos.”
Yes, you read that correctly. He said Bishop, the role taken on by ‘Pac in the original film (blank stare)..now look, I have nothing but respect for Soulja Boy’s grind, but is this dude serious??? Why do I get the feeling this updated version of Juice (which begins filming next week) will be delegated to late nights on BET and the DVD discount bin at Wal Mart right next to Game‘s ill-fated Belly sequel? SMH.
Mara The Hip-Hop Socialite got her start in the hip-hop industry when she accepted an offer to work on a temporary basis in the promotions department of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records in 2006. It was there where she first began putting her experiences with the industry onto paper, utilizing the writing skills she acquired while earning her Juris Doctor degree from the law school at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. .....read more.....