According to Rolling Stone, RZA and ODB’s cousin Rayshawn have a “pretty interesting” script for the movie.
“I think it’s a great idea, and there has been talk about it. There are a few wheels in motion with one done by our first cousin Rayshawn; he was the young guy there watching everything that happened,” RZA tells Rolling Stone.
“Him and ODB’s wife have been talking and he has a pretty interesting script. I just saw a 12-minute teaser that he shot about a year ago and it felt pretty fucking cool. I watched it and was like, ‘Wow, you may have something here.’ He has the best thing that I’ve seen so far.”
RZA, The Man With The Iron Fists director, was asked to produce the biopic, but he admits to Rolling Stone that he’s indifferent about the suggestion.
“I wouldn’t mind not doing it and I wouldn’t mind doing it,” he admitted.”From the age of six, me and [ODB] used to push shopping carts around grocery stores and try to get nickels. There are very few people who know the real him as much as me. So it would be something that I would be honored to do, but there’s a lot of moving parts to it. If those moving parts don’t go in sync with me, I’ll still be on it just to see it happen, talk to whoever’s doing it and give them my interviews or whatever they need to help make this story as great as possible.”
While there’s no concrete details about pre-production for the biopic, RZA maintains they’re as serious as ever about getting it done.
RZA’s also working on two new directorial projects, Coco, featuring Common, Jill Scott, and Azealia Banks, as well as Breakout, a new action thriller.
16 Unforgettable Hip-Hop Moments In 2015
1. "Straight Outta Compton"Source:Universal Pictures 1 of 16
2. Yeezus For PresidentSource:Splash News 2 of 16
3. We've got three words for you: "Miley, what's good?!"Source:Getty 3 of 16
4. FOX's hip-hop series "Empire"Source:Getty 4 of 16
5. This was Drake's year.Source:Getty 5 of 16
6. "Love & Hip Hop"Source:GlobalGrind 6 of 16
7. A$AP YamsSource:Getty 7 of 16
8. ChinxSource:Getty 8 of 16
9. TIDALSource:Getty 9 of 16
10. WATTBASource:Splash News 10 of 16
11. YG shot three times after a studio session in Studio City.Source:Getty 11 of 16
12. Kendrick Lamar championed the Black Lives MatterSource:Getty 12 of 16
13. Our favorite hip-hop commercial of the year.Source:Getty 13 of 16
14. "See You Again"Source:Getty 14 of 16
15. Lil Wayne vs. BirdmanSource:Getty 15 of 16
16. 2 Chainz vs. Nancy GraceSource:Def Jam 16 of 16
SOURCE: Rolling Stone | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty