Peralta turns camera on Crips, Bloods
Stacy Peralta, helmer of “Riding Giants” and “Dogtown and Z-Boys,” will next turn his documentary lens on Los Angeles gangs.The pic’s financiers are Baron Davis, point guard for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, through his Too Easy Entertainment, and rapper the Game, who heads Black Wall Street Films. Peralta will produce the film with Dan Halstead (“Garden State”). Untitled project will focus on L.A.’s most infamous gangs, the Crips and the Bloods. Peralta told Daily Variety that he expects the project to take up to two years to shoot. “The idea is to understand the gang phenomenon,” he said. “This isn’t something I can step into like surfing and skateboarding. We want to highlight two specific gangs and a handful of people to look at the day-to-day living. We want to draw a sympathetic and informative view on why kids get trapped in this and how it’s everybody’s concern.” Davis and his Too Easy partner, Greg Young, will serve as executive producers with Game and his partner, Big Face. Jesse Dylan will also take a producing credit. Peralta is penning the script for a biopic about surfer Greg Noll, who was featured in “Riding Giants.” Peralta hopes to shoot the project for Columbia Pictures this winter; Art Linson and John Linson produce. Peralta most recently wrote the feature version of “Dogtown and Z-Boys,” “Lords of Dogtown,” which Columbia label TriStar Pictures will release June 3.