February 27, 2024
"8 Mile" Series Is In The Works

It’s time for fans of Eminem and the 2002 film “8 Mile” to get the hype. On January 7th on Big Boy TV, 50 Cent confirmed he is working on a new project with hip-hop artist Eminem. And in the words of the rap mogul, “I’m gonna bring “8 Mile” to television.”

“8 Mile” Magic

Eminem “8 Mile.” Image source: Alamy.

November 8th marked the twentieth anniversary of the “8 Mile” feature starring Eminem, Kim Bassinger, Brittany Murphey, and Mekhi Phifer. While the plot revolved around a young enterprising hip-hop lyricist, it had massive crossover appeal. “8 Mile” was not the average docu-drama. It was the ultimate success story about the fulfillment of dreams. It bore a moral underpinning wherein anyone could identify. With talent and hard work, achieving your dreams is possible regardless of circumstances. The film had great relevance for the time and maintained that relevance. As Collider notes,

“8 Mile” remains the perfect film for those needing a healthy dose of motivation.”

Surprising Announcement

Some press members asked the unsuspecting Mekhi a few days ago about a possible sequel to “8-Mile.” The star who played Eminem’s friend in the 2002 film was adamant; he didn’t foresee any possibility of there being a sequel. He continued to contend that he was not interested and was sure Eminem was not interested, either. TMZ cites Phifer as saying, “He and Eminem are still pals, and they keep in touch. And then added, Em is focusing more on his music right now.” So, it is safe to assume Phifer knew nothing about 50 Cent’s project. However, in his defense, the forthcoming series will not be a sequel but rather an adaptation.

More Details on the “8 Mile” Series

The “8 Mile” series is being written as a re-adaptation of the original. In an interview with Vulture, Fifty compared the upcoming project to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reboot. And just as Will Smith worked with the “Bel-Air” series creators, according to Fifty, Eminem also has a part to play in the “8 Mile” series. According to the New York Post, the “Get Rich or Die Tryin” artist said it took little convincing to get the “Lose Yourself” phenom on board. But for those wondering how significant a role he will play. It is not yet confirmed.

At the moment, there is no further production news. But that little morsel is enough to energize fans. And one thing is sure: if Fifty gives the series the same magic he lent to the “Power Universe,” “For Life,” and “BMF,” then the series has to be amazing.

And in the words of Fifty, “It’s gonna be big … You know I ain’t got no duds.”

Written by Renae Richardson 

Edited by Nikita Serdiuk

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