50 Cent Signs Deal To Produce Three Horror Films

The Queens-bred rapper and producer is teaming up with filmmaker Eli Roth “to make the movies others are too afraid to make.”

After successfully taking over the television realm with his wildly-popular Power series and ABC drama, For Life, 50 Cent has now set his sights on becoming king of the horror genre as well.

  • The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the Queens-bred producer and rapper has inked a three-film deal with filmmaker Eli Roth and indie studio, 3BlackDot. The publication reported on Friday (October 16) that 50’s G-Unit Film & Television banner has partnered with Arts District Entertainment, the production company headed by Roger Birnbaum, Roth and head of development Michael Besman, to develop the movies while 3BlackDot will act as the financier and studio. All three companies will handle production of the films.

  • No further details pertaining to the content of the films have been revealed thus far, but the deal will also make use of 3Blackdot’s in-house resources to build out entertainment properties around each title across gaming, publishing and merchandise.

    “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,” Roth said in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter. “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 is best known for directing and producing iconic horror films such as Cabin Fever, Hostel, and Hemlock Grove. The Hollywood Reporter noted that 3BlackDot is best known as the co-producer and co-financier behind movies like Queen & Slim.

  • In a separate statement, 50 Cent added, “Eli, James, Roger, Michael, and 3BlackDot will be great partners in G-Unit Film and Television’s takeover of the horror genre. I can’t wait to show the world what we’re building.”

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