Movies that inspired TV shows
50 Cent says he's turning Eminem's '8 Mile' into a TV show: "We're in motion"
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It's hard to believe '8 Mile' came out over two decades ago, but now the film that rocketed Eminem to fame is getting the TV treatment, and by a fellow rapper. 50 Cent announced the big news on the BigBoyTV YouTube channel on January 6, saying that a TV show based on the 2002 semi-autographical take on Eminem's life is "in motion."
"I'm gonna bring his 8 Mile to television," 50 Cent revealed, adding that Eminem will assist with the show's production. "It's gonna be big. I'm working. I ain't got no duds. I'm batting 100," he claimed. "I think it should be there for his legacy because it's important to me that they understand it." The rapper added that through the show he wants the show to share Eminem's story with a new, younger audience. The project will reportedly provide a "backstory" to the film and show Eminem's younger years.
While this is not the first show inspired by a movie, it's certainly one we're excited about. And why not revisit other films that inspired TV shows? In this gallery, you'll find some of the best movie spin-offs, prequels, sequels, and everything in between. Click through and start binging on these series today!
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