Director X is currently speaking with Sony Pictures about a remake of Superfly with Trevor Jackson as the lead. Joel Silver is the producer and Alex Tse is writing the screenplay. The original film was directed by Gordon Parks Jr. and starred the late Ron O’Neal as Priest Youngblood. Curtis Mayfield’s soundtrack to the movie is one the most important soul records ever. Director X made his name directing some of the biggest hip-hop videos for the likes of Jay-Z, Drake, Nicki Minaj and more.
Daily Archives: December 21, 2017
Jay-Z’s videos for “Smile,” “Legacy” and “Marcy Me” are short films with powerful stories. His mother’s coming-out story, the prison for profit system and the surveillance of poor people is addressed in the three clips. He’s leading at the Grammys with eight nominations including Album Of The Year.