D12, minus main man Eminem, are heading to Hollywood, with plans to make two movies in the coming months, according to their spokesperson.
Few details have been released about the projects except that one, "Devil's Night" (named after D12's debut album), is a horror movie, and the other, "Runyon Cash," is named after a street that members of the Detroit group grew up on, à la "8 Mile." Both are scheduled for release in 2005.
Max Gousse and Jeremy Geffen, who together manage D12, are producing the movies. Gousse, who previously worked with B2K at Epic Records, executive produced "You Got Served."
Along with shooting the movies, D12's members will spend the rest of the summer working on other music projects. Bizarre has a still-untitled solo album due in January, while Kon Artis and Kuniva are teaming up under the name of the Brigade for a record also due in early 2005.
Proof has also been working on a solo project for a few years (see "D12's Proof Readying Solo LP With 'Kurt Cobain' On It"), although D12's spokesperson had no information on the record's progress.
The rappers will balance the films and albums with their continued promotion of D12 World, which is climbing the albums chart again thanks to the single "How Come." D12 are touring Europe in September and Australia and Japan in December.
"My Band," the album's hit first single, was nominated last week for three Video Music Awards, including the coveted Video of the Year (see "Jay-Z, Beyonce, No Doubt, Outkast Lead Pack Of VMA Nominees").
The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from Miami on Sunday, August 29, at 8 p.m on MTV.
For more on D12, check out the feature "Eminem: Rolling The Dice On D12."