Eminem will star in the 3D film Shady Talez, his first feature for seven years. The film will be produced by D.J. Classicz/Davis Entertainment, a genre partnership between I, Robot producer John Davis and writer-producer Dallas Jackson.
The performer, who previously starred in 2002’s 8 Mile, will produce the project, styled as The Twilight Zone meets Creepshow, alongside Davis, Jackson and Underworld story creator Kevin Grevioux, who is co-writing the screenplay with Jackson.
Shady Talez is also being turned into a four-issue comic book series due out in 2010 under the Marvel Icons imprint that Jackson and Grevioux are writing together.
D.J. Classicz / Davis Entertainment are building a slate of multicultural projects with global commercial appear and have hired market veteran James MacLean to establish ties with international buyers here. Domestically, the venture benefits from Davis’ first-look deal at Fox.
Jackson, who has set his re-write of the adventure comedy The Last Dragon with Samuel Jackson at Columbia, said he was also preparing The Little Homiez, a cross between Home Alone and The Rugrats.
Robert Townsend is set to direct with fast-rising child star Bobb’e J Thompson of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs attached.
The third title on the initial slate is Rhythm And Juliet, a martial arts take on Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy that Jackson wrote with Stomp The Yard writer Gregory Anderson, who will also produce.