Boyz n The Hood and 2 Fast 2 Furious director John Singleton is to rewrite, direct and produce a biopic of the murdered rapper and actor Tupac Shakur.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Singleton will begin work on the new screenplay immediately, with a summer start eyed.
Singleton, who directed Shakur in the film Poetic Justice, said: "Tupac was the guy who I planned to do a lifetime of films with. His passing deeply affected my life as well as countless people in this world. His life story is as important to my generation."
Shakur died in hospital on September 13 1996 from injuries he sustained in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.