In the four weeks it’s been out, Straight Outta Compton has broke records, been suggested for Oscar nominations, and has been dubbed the best movie of the summer.
Now, it’s been rumored that there may be a sequel which will focus on Dr. Dre and Death Row Records.
The film will be based on the 2001 documentary Welcome to Death Row, and is rumored to follow the rise and fall of Death Row Records during the ’90s.
The film is expected to include the same actors featured in Straight Outta Compton like Suge Knight, Tupac, and Snoop Dog, and will flesh out Dr. Dre’s storyline a bit more than in Compton.
THR reports that Savidge currently does not have any of the music rights associated with Death Row, but notes that he was able to license N.W.A’s music after negotiating with Eazy-E’s widow, and could do the same with Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. There are, however, two long-gestating Tupac biopics in the works from both John Singleton and Carl Franklin that could complicate those talks.
For now, here’s the trailer for the Welcome to Death Row documentary’s re-release, which might give an idea of what a Compton sequel could entail: