Film puts urban spin on classic horror
Davis Entertainment’s urban genre label, DJ Classicz, is developing the urban horror project “Shady Talez” for Paramount Pictures.John Davis and Dallas Jackson are producing. Chris Lighty and Mona Scott of Violator, a Gotham-based record label and management company, will exec produce. Project features three stories penned by Jackson and Marlon Chapman that pay hip-hop homage to classic horror films. “We intend to marry each of the stories with a hot director from the musicvideo and/or film world along with Violator’s hip-hop talent roster,” Jackson said. DJ Classicz was formed a year ago by Fox-based producer Davis (“I, Robot,” “Norbit”) and scribe-producer Jackson, who is also exec producing “Halls of Fame” with Ludacris for Nickelodeon’s teen network the N. Violator’s Lighty last teamed with Paramount when he produced the studio’s 50 Cent vehicle “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.”
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