New Tupac film 7 Dayz starts crowdfunding effort
A close, former collaborator of Tupac wants to tell the story of the iconic rapper’s last week. Gobi M. Rahimi, the director of a handful of Pac videos such as “Hit Em Up” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” launched an Indiegogo campaign for his project 7 Dayz.
“I was waiting for Tupac at club 662 in Las Vegas after the Mike Tyson fight on September 7, 1996. Soon after, I was informed by rapper Nate Dogg that Tupac and Suge Knight had been shot and taken to University Hospital. I immediately rushed there to be by Tupac’s side,” Rahimi writes on the campaign’s site. “This was the first of an emotional 7 days that I sat guard over Tupac who was in an induced coma, riding the line between life and death. 7Dayz is the story of my experience at the hospital amidst death threats, undercover FBI informants and an uncooperative Police Department.”
Rahimi detailed to Deadline that the feature, which seeks $300,000 on the campaign page, will be a narrative, not a documentary. “It’s not a movie about Tupac,” he said. “It’s a movie that will have Tupac in it. It’s about how he changed my life.” Rahimi added that he has never-before-seen footage that will find its way into the work.
“I was inspired to tell this story because I believe that history is written by great people’s contemporaries. I was witness to Tupac’s final days and I owe it to him and to the world to tell this story,” he writes.
This is the second recent Makaveli project in the works: Morgan Creek is developing a more traditional biopic, with Carl Franklin tapped to direct.