50 Cent’s expanding his television and film empire.
The actor/producer/rapper’s G-Unit Film & Television banner is partnering with Eli Roth’s Arts District Entertainment for a three-feature film deal. Indie film financier and studio 3BlackDot is also involved in the deal.
“Both 50 and James (Frey) have never shied away from controversial, boundary-pushing material and have made massive global cultural impacts from their raw creative energy. We want to bring that same fun and danger to this new fantastic slate of elevated scary films. We want to make the movies others are too afraid to make,” Roth said in a statement.
50 touted the news on Instagram on Friday (October 16).
“y’all gonna have to check me and (PR) out, I call him (Pretty boy Roth)but you can call him Eli,” 50 wrote. “we are making a few huge horror films ya dig? you might want to work or just watch it’s cool.”
Before inking the deal with 50, 3BlackDot was best known as the co-producer and co-financier on Queen & Slim. Roth’s history in Hollywood is well known, having created well-received horror cult classics such as Cabin Fever, Hostel and Hemlock Grove.
Although 50’s For Life is set to return for its second season on ABC, Power Book II: Ghost is already in line to get a second season at STARZ.
The show, a direct sequel to the original Power was renewed for its second season after only three episodes. The drama starring Michael Rainey Jr., Mary J. Blige and Method Man is currently on hiatus following its midseason finale on October 4th.