In a report from The Hollywood Reporter the film is now slated to drop on June 16 of this year. The date marks Tupac’s birthday, who would be turning 46 in 2017.
The last trailer for All Eyez On Me was released nearly four months ago, on the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death. The two minute clip goes through multiple parts of Tupac’s career: from his incarceration and getting singled out by at the time Vice President Dan Quayle, to becoming a rap superstar and ultimately becoming the face of West Coast rap during the West and East Coast rap rivalry of the ’90s.
The film has been in the making since 2011, facing a couple of hurdles including a lawsuit and more than one director departure. John Singleton, one of the directors that had initially signed on for All Eyez On Me but ultimately left, spoke out against the film.
“I haven’t watched it and I refuse to watch it,” Singleton said during a panel conversation at last year’s ComplexCon. “I know that they f**ked it up so I’m not even trying to give it any attention.”