One 2Pac biopic is reportedly getting ready to start shooting next month, and now there's another film -- this one, about a much more specific window of the late rapper's life -- that could be on the way.
"I was inspired to tell this story because I believe that 'history is written by great people's contemporaries,'" Gobi Rahimi, the director behind videos like "Hit Em Up" and "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted," wrote on his newly launched Indiegogo page for "7 Dayz," a film about the last week of Pac's life.
"I was witness to Tupac's final days and I owe it to him and to the world to tell this story. Tupac taught me three fundamental truths. He proved day in and day out what it really means to be True to yourself and your calling. Pac showed me what its like to live life without any Limits. His Loyalty to his family, friends and co-workers taught me the true meaning of that word. Over the last twenty years it was these principles that kept me from selling my footage to the highest bidder and finding an honest way to bring his legacy to life."
According to the Indiegogo page, Rahimi is trying to raise $300,000 for the project, which is neither a documentary nor a movie where an actor will play the legendary artist.
“It’s not a movie about Tupac,” the director told Deadline. “It’s a movie that will have Tupac in it. It’s about how he changed my life. [He] will play himself. I have archival footage that I shot of him that’s never been seen before that will be written into the film.”
Rahimi says he was waiting for Pac at the club in Las Vegas the night that he was shot in 1996, and that he "sat guard" over the rapper while he was in a coma shortly before he died.
"Tupac's final week reflects all of the racism and inequality that Baltimore and the likes of Trayvon Martin have been victims to," he wrote. "The powers that be don’t want us to make this film."