New “8 Mile” series: 50 Cent and Eminem are reissuing the classic



Rapper 50 Cent and Eminem plan to continue the success of the feature film 8 Mile (2003) as a television series. This was revealed by 50 Cent on Friday.

The feature film also celebrated its 20th anniversary on January 2, 2023.

How did the idea for the series come about?

Speaking to Big Boy TV, 50 Cent revealed that he and friend and colleague Eminem settled on the new project while working on various ideas for appearing together at the Super Bowl halftime show of Dr. Dre worked.

“I’m going to put his movie on TV!” said 50 Cent. He wants to use “8 Mile” as a series to have the opportunity “to show and offer many more details”. Accordingly, 50 Cent is in exchange with Eminem: “It should be done for his legacy.” He envisages a reinterpretation similar to that which appeared in the form of the drama series “Bel-Air”. This is where the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, starring Will Smith as the Peacock production, is given a new, more serious look.

Here is the interview with Big Boy TV:

50 cents as a producer

50 Cent could be the ideal man for a TV adaptation of “8 Mile”: He is part of the rap scene and is also active in the television business as a producer and actor. He made his acting debut in Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005). He also co-produced the series “Power” (2014-2020) and played one of the main roles in it.

8 Mile Sequel: Leave the Classics Alone!

Fun Fact: 50 Cent’s announcement comes just days after a street interview video with 8 Mile actor Mekhi Phifer, in which an interviewer asked if there could be a sequel to the hit movie. “It’s not going to happen,” said the 48-year-old told TMZ in this regard. Because sometimes it’s best to leave the classics alone. Discussions about a successor never took place. While a sequel could be interesting in principle, he wouldn’t want to star and doubt lead actor Eminem would.

Over 8 Miles

A good 20 years ago, “8 Mile”, an American, Oscar-winning feature film from 2002/2003, was released in cinemas. It was directed by Curtis Hanson. In the leading role, the rapper Eminem plays the young rapper Jimmy Smith Jr. aka “Rabbit” in his first cinema role. Each scene and location is fictional, but the film and Eminem’s life have a lot of overlap. The anger, the helplessness and the fear should be real, said the producer Hanson in a dpa interview in 2003.