The Late Notorious B.I.G. often referred to himself as the “King of New York” and now his former label head is a part of a remake the 90′s cult classic of the same name.
1990′s “King of New York” starred Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne and Wesley Snipes. It was an unlikely film adopted by Hip-Hop, but it caught ablaze, resulting in Biggie calling himself the “Black Frank White” after the lead character.
Sean “Diddy” Combs is joining forces with director Brian Grazer to bring the movie back to the big screen. According to the New York Post, Diddy could take on the lead role, which originally was Walken’s.
The movie chronicled a drug kingpin’s return to the streets after a lengthy bid in jail and how he intends to take back his terrain.
Grazer told the Post, “Sean optioned the rights to remake ‘King of New York’ for two years. The film is a cult classic, and it will be great to remake it. Our version won’t be exactly the same, but will have the same hard-core gangster feel. Sean wants to be in it, he was amazing in ‘Monster’s Ball,’ and such strong characters sit perfectly with him.”
The pair expect to start the film next year.