The director told XXL, “I’m putting my involvement on hold right now because we’re trying to figure out some things. I got a script and I got the blessings from his family. We’ll see. I’m putting it on hold until it’s right. We’ve got to get it right.”
Singleton’s involvement in the Morgan Creek-produced project was announced in January and was targeted for a June start date. Rumors have flowed for months that Singleton and the producers were not seeing eye-to-eye on the direction of the film.
Singleton said he would be working on the completed script that producer Randall Emmett said at the time was in great shape.
In February, Singleton dodged questions about the film during a Q&A session at the Grammy Museum in conjunction with the exhibit All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur.
“I’m a very passionate person who wants to make the movie I want to make,” he said. “Tupac’s soul would come back and haunt my ass if it wasn’t done right. His journey was so specific, but it affected billions of people.
“It has to be as bold as him. There were things he did that some people were offended by and others not. His soul was so deep. But I don’t want to say anything else about this.”