John Singleton’s Carl Franklin’s adaptation of Tupac Shakur’s life has been put on hold, director Gobi Rahimi has plans to make his own 2Pac biopic entitled 7Dayz. Recently, Rahmini started an Indiegogo campaign to seek funding for the film, which would document the last seven days of Pac’s life after he was shot in Las Vegas.
“I was waiting for Tupac at Club 662 in Las Vegas after the Mike Tyson fight on September 7, 1996,” Rahimi wrote on his Indiegogo page. “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. 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.”
Rahmini worked with Pac several times and served as the director for videos like “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” “Hit Em Up” and “To Live & Die in L.A.” His goal is to raise $300,000 to help fund the entire project including the cost of production, shooting, talent, insurance, and equipment. For contributions of $20 or more, fans can get a limited edition 7Dayz bandana, the official 7Dayz DVD, a digital copy of the script, and a Tupac photo ebook.
As of now, Rahmini has raised at least $4,300. If you’d like to make a donation, click here. Watch the trailer for the proposed biopic below.